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English definition of “court order”

court order

noun [C]    
LAW an instruction given by a court telling someone what they must or must not do: apply for/seek a court order They applied for a court order to compel the government to disclose details of the deal.comply with/break a court order Failure to comply with a court order is a serious offence. His attorney declined to comment, citing a court order not to discuss the case.
(Definition of court order noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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