An order issued by a court that requires a person to do or refrain from doing something.(noun)
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Use "court order" in a sentence
"When the divorce papers were first filed, she was Susan Ann Hargraves Jennings Larsen Mason — a maiden name and three husbands — but in this last court order she is listed as Susan Ann Hargraves Jennings Larsen Mason Diehl, and Caroline worries for a moment if husband four, Mr. Diehl, is facedown in the same ditch as his new wife."
"Jim Forman and some of the others went on to Montgomery and started organizing and having a series of marches in Montgomery to the state capital before the march actually got the court order to march from Selma to Montgomery."