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A direction issued by a court or a judge requiring a person to do or not do something.
regulation, ruling, directive, order, court order, act, law, by-law, statute, edict, canon, ordinance, pronouncement, mandate, command, dictate, dictum, decree, fiat, proclamation, injunction, commandment, prescription, stipulation, requirement, precept, guideline, directionView synonyms
- ‘As in the first lawsuit, a court order prevents the plaintiffs' names from being made public.’
- ‘The Applicant has been told that he requires a court order in order to have his cheques returned to him.’
- ‘The next question is how much, therefore, should the court order the defendant to pay by way of interim order.’
- ‘He said the city has to assemble all their men and equipment in case a court order of negligence is issued.’
- ‘I would assume that they'd only respond to a court order signed by a judge.’
- ‘Civil contempt at common law consists largely in disobeying a judgment or a court order.’
- ‘The bank also raised an issue of confidentiality and the need for a court order to release the information.’
- ‘To do that a court order would have been required and officers didn't think one was necessary.’
- ‘I had absolutely no intention whatsoever of contravening a court order or any American law.’
- ‘A period of detention will in principle be lawful if it is carried out pursuant to a court order.’
- ‘Late delivery of evidence, even in breach of a court order, might cause delay but a fair trial may still be possible.’
- ‘Generally a court order is required after one-third of the vehicle has been paid for.’
- ‘We confidently expect to secure a court order to evict the travellers by the end of next week.’
- ‘The only exception to that proposition is where the court order itself only orders the person concerned to do his best.’
- ‘It is arguable that the requirement of a court order for this is an unnecessary historical relic.’
- ‘Counsel may also consent to a court order extending the coverage period, if necessary.’
- ‘On or after next Tuesday, the requirement for a court order is abolished.’
- ‘A court order has been issued to recover the children who should be in the custody of their mother.’
- ‘For the landlord, release is obtained with the consent of the tenant or on a court order.’
- ‘The controversy started years ago, but a court order was finally issued in November of last year.’
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