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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An order issued by a court that requires a person to do or refrain from doing something.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A written command, issued by a judge, requiring whomever it is served upon to do whatever the order says, under penalty of being held in contempt of court.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a writ issued by a court of law requiring a person to do something or to refrain from doing something


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