Court Order

Definition - What does Court Order mean?

A court order is a command given by the court to an individual or to a group of people. This command could require that the party do or stop doing something. For example, a court order could require that a person show up at court on a specific date. A restraining order, which forbids a person from being within a certain distance of another person, is another example of a court order.

Justipedia explains Court Order

The court will issue court orders when it is necessary that a party be commanded to do or stop doing a particular action. The court issuing court orders is similar to a boss giving commands to employees. In each case, an authority is giving instructions. However, unlike a work situation, where an employee can simply walk away from the job if they do not wish to follow the orders, court orders must be followed. Those who do not follow court orders can be held in contempt of court.

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