Order Legal Definition

What is an Order?” 

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Order Legal Definition

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Order legal definition: Legally, a court order is a demand, proclamation, or mandate issued by a judge or panel of judges. Orders can be written or verbal.

Orders are issued at:

  • Hearings
  • Trials
  • Appeals and
  • Other court proceedings

The purpose of court orders include:

  • Compeling a plaintiff or defendant to complete an action 
  • Setting a court date
  • Clarifying the legal relationship between the parties to a lawsuit

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Orders are a regular part of criminal and civil court proceedings. Some common types of orders include:

  • Injunctions
  • Protection from Abuse (PFA) orders
  • Divorce Decrees
  • Custody agreements
  • Search warrants
  • Criminal sentences

 

Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Court_order 

https://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/order 

 

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