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court order


  1. any rule or regulation of a court with which one must comply or risk a contempt action.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of court order1

First recorded in 1640–50

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Example Sentences

Parler, which bills itself as a conservative alternative to Twitter, had asked for a court order requiring Amazon to reinstate its Web-hosting service pending a full trial.

About half of the states did not use court orders to lock up juveniles for status offenses in fiscal year 2016, the most recent year for which data was available.

The suits sought court orders to unwind Facebook’s acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp.

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The FTC lawsuit seeks a court order unwinding Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram and WhatsApp.

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The Small Business Administration has released additional data about loans issued under the Paycheck Protection Program, complying with a federal court order as part of a lawsuit by The Washington Post and other media organizations.

The committee responded by seeking a court order to force Kelly and Stepien to cooperate.

For the other 19, things are more complicated, often requiring a court order and approval from a committee to proceed.

There also proved to be a court order forbidding him from ever having anything to do with this particular relative.

If an employer refuses to pay up even when a court order has been issued, there is little a worker can do.

With liberals outraged by the Verizon court order, Daniel Klaidman and Eli Lake chart the change.

No reports as to business done had been filed in Fulton County up to the date of the court order above mentioned.

I will accompany you and serve this court order on the deputy sheriff.

Another court order concerned the delivery of a boat, and 3500 six-penny nails lent by John Neale.

Just as Mr. Andrew Blake was about to take possession of the property in our name, a court order restrained him.

The withdrawal, it will be noticed, was not in obedience to a court order, but followed a mere comstockian threat.


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