Meaning of “maintenance order” in the English Dictionary

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"maintenance order" in British English

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maintenance ordernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈmeɪn.tɪ.nəns ˌɔː.dər/ us /ˈmeɪn.tɪ.nəns ˌɔːr.dɚ/ UK

an order made by a law court that a person must pay maintenance

(Definition of “maintenance order” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)