One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Disorder; specifically lack or breach of order; confusion; disorderly conduct, misbehaviour. Now rare.
2An order placed in error.
1with object To put into disorder; to confuse, disturb.
2with object To order (an item of merchandise, etc.) in error; to place an incorrect order for.
Early 16th century; earliest use found in Robert Fabyan (d. 1513), chronicler. From mis- + order, after misorder<br>late Middle English (in an earlier sense). From mis- + order.
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