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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun 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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  • noun law 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.

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

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