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An order issued by a court, usually at the request of a party to a case, directing a party or participant in a case to take a certain action.
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An order from a court requiring someone to do or not do something.
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|Noun||1.||court order - a writ issued by a court of law requiring a person to do something or to refrain from doing something|
divestiture - an order to an offending party to rid itself of property; it has the purpose of depriving the defendant of the gains of wrongful behavior; "the court found divestiture to be necessary in preventing a monopoly"
writ of execution, execution - a routine court order that attempts to enforce the judgment that has been granted to a plaintiff by authorizing a sheriff to carry it out
gag order - a court order restricting information or comment by the participants involved in a lawsuit; "imposing a gag order on members of the press violates the First Amendment"
garnishment - a court order to an employer to withhold all or part of an employee's wages and to send the money to the court or to the person who won a lawsuit against the employee
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