\ˈɔːdəlinəs], \ˈɔːdəlinəs], \ˈɔː_d_ə_l_i_n_ə_s]\
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The state of being orderly or methodical; in order, according to established rule; in order to, for the purpose of; as means to an end; order-book, a shop-book for entering the orders of customers, or directions for purchases; order of the day, a phrase used in Parliament denoting the business regularly set down for consideration on the minutes or votes; in mil., specific directions or information issued by a superior officer to the troops under his command; to take orders, to enter the ministry of the Church by being ordained-used in reference to the two orders, deacons and priests; to take commissions to supply goods; letters of orders, the certificates given by the bishop to the person he has ordained, that the latter has been duly admitted to the order of deacons or priests; general orders, the orders which a commander-in-chief issues to his troops; religious orders, in the R. Cath. Ch., societies professedly established for religious purposes, such as the monastic orders of the Benedictines, the Franciscans, &c., and the order of the Jesuits; orders in council, temporary rules or laws issued by the sovereign, by and with the advice of the Privy Council, to meet particular emergencies; order of battle, the different arrangements made by an army either to attack or receive an enemy; standing orders, in Parliament, certain rules and regulations laid down for their own guidance, which must be invariably followed, unless suspended by a formal vote to meet some urgent case; sailing orders, the particular and final instructions given to ships of war.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.