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English definition of “order”

order

noun [C, + sing/pl verb] (RELIGION)    /ˈɔː.dər/ US  /ˈɔːr.dɚ/
a group of people who join together for religious or similar reasons and live according to particular rules: religious/holy orders monks of the Cistercian/Franciscan OrderMonks and nuns
(Definition of order noun (RELIGION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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