Military order

(redirected from Sovereign order)
(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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NNA - Maronite Patriarch Cardinal, Bechara Boutros Rahi, received this Wednesday in Bkerke, Ambassador of the Sovereign Order of Malta to Lebanon, Bertrand Besancenot, with whom he discussed the ongoing preparations for the imminent Lebanon visit of the organization's high commissioner on November 4.
He was knighted by the Sovereign Order of the Hospitallers of St.
The Centre has succeeded in consolidating and expanding cooperation with a number of permanent missions of States, such as African Union,Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Egypt, Lebanon, Pakistan, the Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission of OIC and Sovereign Order of Malta.
The Sovereign Order of Malta dates back to the 11th century when it was founded as the Knights Hospitaller to tend to sick and wounded pilgrims in Jerusalem at the height of the Crusades.
On June 3, 2015, the Speaker drew attention to the presence in the gallery of His Eminence Cardinal Raymond Burke, Cardinal Patron of the Sovereign Order of Malta.
The common denominator among these different dynamics is the testing and reconfiguration of a few existing states in the region, and the assertion of identities by groups of people who are not satisfied with the sovereign order that has defined the Middle East for the past century or so.
Arno Coever, a RedR member who is leading the Nepal relief operations of Malteser International (the worldwide relief agency of the Sovereign Order of Malta for humanitarian aid), has warned: "Urban areas are most seriously affected, as you'd expect, but in rural regions there are also very serious challenges.
MANILA -- The leader of the Sovereign Order of Malta paid a courtesy call on President Aquino on Tuesday at Malacanang, highlighting a visit centered on the Order's humanitarian work in the country.
John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta (short: Sovereign Order of Malta), Fra' Matthew Festing, will be in the country from March 1 to March 7.
Mrs Victoria Beever received the award from health charity the Sovereign Order of St John, in honour of her husband Charles, who passed away in Barnsley Hospital in February.
The sovereign order was characterized by a focus on big infrastructure projects, such as dams, and competition between capitalist west and communist east over funding that provided recipient countries with a certain amount of bargaining leverage.