written orders or instructions that are not to be looked at until a specified time, especially orders that are given in sealed form to a commander of a vessel to be opened after the vessel is out of contact with the shore.
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How to use sealed orders in a sentence
All were to follow the flagship, and in event of separation to refer to sealed orders with which each was provided.The Naval History of the United States | Willis J. Abbot.
"I have not; they are sealed orders, and I am not to open them till nine o'clock this evening," replied Corny.Stand By The Union | Oliver Optic
The sealed orders are not absolutely necessary to me just now, and I shall not insist upon the production of them for the present.Stand By The Union | Oliver Optic
Imagine our feelings the next day after leaving Callao, when the commanding officer of the Hartford opened his sealed orders.Young Folks' Library, Volume XI (of 20) | Various
It was a narrow escape, and a warning to all of us never to sail again under sealed orders unless we knew what was under the seal.Young Folks' Library, Volume XI (of 20) | Various
British Dictionary definitions for sealed orders
written instructions that are not to be read until a specified time
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