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Definition of Order
OrderOrder Or"der, n. [OE. ordre, F. ordre, fr. L. ordo, ordinis.
Cf. Ordain, Ordinal.]
1. Regular arrangement; any methodical or established
succession or harmonious relation; method; system; as:
(a) Of material things, like the books in a library.
(b) Of intellectual notions or ideas, like the topics of a
(c) Of periods of time or occurrences, and the like.
The side chambers were . . . thirty in order.
Bright-harnessed angels sit in order
Good order is the foundation of all good things.
2. Right arrangement; a normal, correct, or fit condition;
as, the house is in order; the machinery is out of order.
3. The customary mode of procedure; established system, as in
the conduct of debates or the transaction of business;
usage; custom; fashion. --Dantiel.
And, pregnant with his grander thought, Brought the
old order into doubt. --Emerson.
4. Conformity with law or decorum; freedom from disturbance;
general tranquillity; public quiet; as, to preserve order
in a community or an assembly.
5. That which prescribes a method of procedure; a rule or
regulation made by competent authority; as, the rules and
orders of the senate.
The church hath authority to establish that for an
order at one time which at another time it may
6. A command; a mandate; a precept; a direction.
Upon this new fright, an order was made by both
houses for disarming all the papists in England.
7. Hence: A commission to purchase, sell, or supply goods; a
direction, in writing, to pay money, to furnish supplies,
to admit to a building, a place of entertainment, or the
like; as, orders for blankets are large.
In those days were pit orders -- beshrew the
uncomfortable manager who abolished them. --Lamb.
8. A number of things or persons arranged in a fixed or
suitable place, or relative position; a rank; a row; a
grade; especially, a rank or class in society; a group or
division of men in the same social or other position;
also, a distinct character, kind, or sort; as, the higher
or lower orders of society; talent of a high order.
They are in equal order to their several ends.
Various orders various ensigns bear. --Granville.
Which, to his order of mind, must have seemed little
short of crime. --Hawthorne.
Order Or"der, v. i.
To give orders; to issue commands.
OrderOrder Or"der, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ordered; p pr. & vb. n.
Ordering.] [From Order, n.]
1. To put in order; to reduce to a methodical arrangement; to
arrange in a series, or with reference to an end. Hence,
to regulate; to dispose; to direct; to rule.
To him that ordereth his conversation aright. --Ps.
Warriors old with ordered spear and shield.
2. To give an order to; to command; as, to order troops to
3. To give an order for; to secure by an order; as, to order
a carriage; to order groceries.
4. (Eccl.) To admit to holy orders; to ordain; to receive
into the ranks of the ministry.
These ordered folk be especially titled to God.
Persons presented to be ordered deacons. --Bk. of
Order arms (Mil.), the command at which a rifle is brought
to a position with its but resting on the ground; also,
the position taken at such a command. order Note: In modern law, proposal and acceptance are the
constituent elements into which all contracts are
Acceptance of a bill of exchange, check, draft, or
order, is an engagement to pay it according to the terms.
This engagement is usually made by writing the word
``accepted' across the face of the bill.
Acceptance of goods, under the statute of frauds, is an
intelligent acceptance by a party knowing the nature of
6. Meaning; acceptation. [Obs.]
Acceptance of persons, partiality, favoritism. See under
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