Orders


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ORDERS. Rules made by a court or other competent jurisdiction. The formula is generally in those words: It is ordered, &c.
     2. Orders also signify the instructions given by the owner to the captain or commander of a ship which he is to follow in the course of the voyage.

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"Give the postilion orders to conceal the carriage in one of the side avenues."
I still see this order and the name of Seldon, Irishman.
Normal truth is a different order, and a lesser order, of truth.
This is the order of truth that obtains, not for the universe, but for the live things in it if they for a little space will endure ere they pass.
On the evening of the last day's march an order had been received that the commander in chief would inspect the regiment on the march.
"Thus it is peremptorily his Majesty's orders that the whole French inhabitants of these Districts be removed; and I am, through his Majesty's goodness, directed to allow you liberty to carry off your money and household goods, as many as you can without discommoding the vessels you go in.
In the second by allowing me to lay before you certain grave and very serious charges against the Order of the Yellow Crayon, of which your Majesty is the titular head."
Then, turning toward the door, and seeing that the young officer was waiting for his last orders, he said.
de Bragelonne and myself await her majesty's orders; whatever the commands she imposes on us, we shall obey them." Saying this, he looked towards the princess, who cast down her eyes.
``I know it well,'' said Nathan; ``but wottest thou that Lucas de Beaumanoir, the chief of their Order, and whom they term Grand Master, is now himself at Templestowe?''
And your State, while the wise order which has now been prescribed continues to prevail in her, will be the greatest of States, I do not mean to say in reputation or appearance, but in deed and truth, though she number not more than a thousand defenders.
The third, to conduct my thoughts in such order that, by commencing with objects the simplest and easiest to know, I might ascend by little and little, and, as it were, step by step, to the knowledge of the more complex; assigning in thought a certain order even to those objects which in their own nature do not stand in a relation of antecedence and sequence.