noun Military. Usually general orders.
any one of a set of permanent orders from a headquarters establishing policy for a command or announcing official acts.
any one of a set of permanent orders governing the duties and behavior of sentries on routine guard duty.
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- general linguistics,
- general of the air force,
- general of the armies,
- general of the army,
- general officer,
- general paralysis,
- general paralysis of the insane,
- general paresis,
- general partner,
- general partnership
Compare special order.
Origin of general order
First recorded in 1865–70
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