special-order

[spesh-uh l-awr-der]

verb (used with object)

to obtain by specific individual order: to special-order a dining-room chandelier.

verb (used without object)

to order goods by a special order.

special order

noun Military. Usually special orders.

any one of a set of instructions from a headquarters affecting the activity or status of an individual or group of individuals.
Compare general order.
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