court order

Definitions of court order
  1. 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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    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
    execution, writ of 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
    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
    interdict, interdiction
    a court order prohibiting a party from doing a certain activity
    type of:
    judicial writ, writ
    (law) a legal document issued by a court or judicial officer
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