Military order

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(a) A command proceeding from a military superior.
An association of military persons under a bond of certain peculiar rules; especially, such an association of knights in the Middle Ages, or a body in modern times taking a similar form, membership of which confers some distinction.

See also: Military, Military

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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John, or of Alcantara, they used to say then a Knight of the Twelve Peers, because twelve equals were chosen for that military order. That there was a Cid, as well as a Bernardo del Carpio, there can be no doubt; but that they did the deeds people say they did, I hold to be very doubtful.
Miss Ophelia seated herself resolutely on the lately vanquished trunk, and marshalling all her goods and chattels in fine military order, seemed resolved to defend them to the last.
The five old soldiers of the dragon's teeth grew very fond of these small urchins, and were never weary of showing them how to shoulder sticks, flourish wooden swords, and march in military order, blowing a penny trumpet, or beating an abominable rub-a-dub upon a little drum.
Accordingly, on April 13, 1863, Burnside issued Military Order 38, which, historian Charles Adams wrote, was "aimed specifically at Vallandingham." "All persons found without our lines who commit acts for the benefit of enemies of our country will be tried as spies or traitors and, if convicted, will suffer death," the decree stated.
Of all the repressive acts the Bush Administration has engaged in since September 11, none is as pernicious as the military order Bush signed on November 13, which authorized extra-constitutional military tribunals.
Mayer launches her investigation with a chapter on the Continental army as a functioning - but not always functional - community and offers a later chapter on the nature and application of rules of military order and discipline with particular reference to camp followers.
The Order of the Temple was a military order, a type of religious order.
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