Definition Of order


a particular social, political, or economic system.

the social order of Britain

a principal taxonomic category that ranks below class and above family.


a social class.

the upper social orders

a society of monks, priests, nuns, etc., living according to certain religious and social regulations and discipline and at least some of whose members take solemn vows.

the Franciscan Order

an authoritative command, direction, or instruction.

he was not going to take orders from a mere administrator

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Example Of order

  • order of bankruptcy

  • a judge's order forbidding the reporting of evidence

  • A new political and economic order was quickly installed.

  • a new world order

  • A political order that produces a choice between two such candidates has lost all credibility.

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