A condition of logical or comprehensible arrangement among the separate elements of a group. A condition of methodical or prescribed arrangement among component parts such that proper functioning or appearance is achieved: checked to see that the shipping department was in order. Condition or state in general: The escalator is in good working order. The established system of social organization: "Every revolution exaggerates the evils of the old order\u201d ( C. Wright Mills). A condition in which freedom from disorder or disruption is maintained through respect for established authority: finally restored order in the rebellious provinces. A sequence or arrangement of successive things: changed the order of the files. The prescribed form or customary procedure: the order of worship. An authoritative indication to be obeyed; a command or direction. A command given by a superior military officer requiring obedience, as in the execution of a task. Formal written instructions to report for military duty at a specified time and place. A commission or instruction to buy, sell, or supply something. That which is supplied, bought, or sold. A request made by a customer at a restaurant for a portion of food. The food requested. Law A direction or command delivered by a court or other adjudicative body and entered into the record but not necessarily included in the final judgment or verdict. Ecclesiastical Any of several grades of the Christian ministry: the order of priesthood. Ecclesiastical The rank of an ordained Christian minister or priest. Often used in the plural. Ecclesiastical The sacrament or rite of ordination. Often used in the plural. Any of the nine grades or choirs of angels. A group of persons living under a religious rule: Order of Saint Benedict. An organization of people united by a common fraternal bond or social aim. A group of people upon whom a government or sovereign has formally conferred honor for unusual service or merit, entitling them to wear a special insignia: the Order of the Garter. The insignia worn by such people. A social class. Often used in the plural: the lower orders. A class defined by the common attributes of its members; a kind.