court ordernoun [ C ]uk /ˌkɔːt ˈɔː.dər/ us /ˌkɔːrt ˈɔːr.dɚ/
Examples from literature
- Merchants and traders could settle their trade disputes by arbitration, which decision could be enforced by court order.
- The lame point in his self-defense was his failure to support his children, and it took a court order to rectify this in part.
- They'd taken possession of the property and had a court order restraining me from going onto the grounds.
- To place the man under court order to stay away from home and pay his wife a stated amount weekly.
- Whether the man under court order is on probation or not, the cessation of payments should automatically reopen the case.