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 for Money order
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Order \Or"der\, n. [OE. ordre, F. ordre, fr. L. ordo, ordinis.
     Cf. Ordain, Ordinal.]
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     1. Regular arrangement; any methodical or established
        succession or harmonious relation; method; system; as:
        (a) Of material things, like the books in a library.
        (b) Of intellectual notions or ideas, like the topics of a
        (c) Of periods of time or occurrences, and the like.
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                  The side chambers were . . . thirty in order.
                                                    --Ezek. xli.
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                  Bright-harnessed angels sit in order
                  serviceable.                      --Milton.
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                  Good order is the foundation of all good things.
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     2. Right arrangement; a normal, correct, or fit condition;
        as, the house is in order; the machinery is out of order.
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     3. The customary mode of procedure; established system, as in
        the conduct of debates or the transaction of business;
        usage; custom; fashion. --Dantiel.
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              And, pregnant with his grander thought,
              Brought the old order into doubt.     --Emerson.
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     4. Conformity with law or decorum; freedom from disturbance;
        general tranquillity; public quiet; as, to preserve order
        in a community or an assembly.
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     5. That which prescribes a method of procedure; a rule or
        regulation made by competent authority; as, the rules and
        orders of the senate.
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              The church hath authority to establish that for an
              order at one time which at another time it may
              abolish.                              --Hooker.
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     6. A command; a mandate; a precept; a direction.
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              Upon this new fright, an order was made by both
              houses for disarming all the papists in England.
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     7. Hence: A commission to purchase, sell, or supply goods; a
        direction, in writing, to pay money, to furnish supplies,
        to admit to a building, a place of entertainment, or the
        like; as, orders for blankets are large.
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              In those days were pit orders -- beshrew the
              uncomfortable manager who abolished them. --Lamb.
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     8. A number of things or persons arranged in a fixed or
        suitable place, or relative position; a rank; a row; a
        grade; especially, a rank or class in society; a group or
        division of men in the same social or other position;
        also, a distinct character, kind, or sort; as, the higher
        or lower orders of society; talent of a high order.
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              They are in equal order to their several ends.
                                                    --Jer. Taylor.
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              Various orders various ensigns bear.  --Granville.
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              Which, to his order of mind, must have seemed little
              short of crime.                       --Hawthorne.
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     9. A body of persons having some common honorary distinction
        or rule of obligation; esp., a body of religious persons
        or aggregate of convents living under a common rule; as,
        the Order of the Bath; the Franciscan order.
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              Find a barefoot brother out,
              One of our order, to associate me.    --Shak.
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              The venerable order of the Knights Templars. --Sir
                                                    W. Scott.
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     10. An ecclesiastical grade or rank, as of deacon, priest, or
         bishop; the office of the Christian ministry; -- often
         used in the plural; as, to take orders, or to take holy
         orders, that is, to enter some grade of the ministry.
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     11. (Arch.) The disposition of a column and its component
         parts, and of the entablature resting upon it, in
         classical architecture; hence (as the column and
         entablature are the characteristic features of classical
         architecture) a style or manner of architectural
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     Note: The Greeks used three different orders, easy to
           distinguish, Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian. The Romans
           added the Tuscan, and changed the Doric so that it is
           hardly recognizable, and also used a modified
           Corinthian called Composite. The Renaissance writers on
           architecture recognized five orders as orthodox or
           classical, -- Doric (the Roman sort), Ionic, Tuscan,
           Corinthian, and Composite. See Illust. of Capital.
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     12. (Nat. Hist.) An assemblage of genera having certain
         important characters in common; as, the Carnivora and
         Insectivora are orders of Mammalia.
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     Note: The Linnaean artificial orders of plants rested mainly
           on identity in the numer of pistils, or agreement in
           some one character. Natural orders are groups of genera
           agreeing in the fundamental plan of their flowers and
           fruit. A natural order is usually (in botany)
           equivalent to a family, and may include several tribes.
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     13. (Rhet.) The placing of words and members in a sentence in
         such a manner as to contribute to force and beauty or
         clearness of expression.
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     14. (Math.) Rank; degree; thus, the order of a curve or
         surface is the same as the degree of its equation.
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     Artificial order or Artificial system. See Artificial
        classification, under Artificial, and Note to def. 12
     Close order (Mil.), the arrangement of the ranks with a
        distance of about half a pace between them; with a
        distance of about three yards the ranks are in open
     The four Orders, The Orders four, the four orders of
        mendicant friars. See Friar. --Chaucer.
     General orders (Mil.), orders issued which concern the
        whole command, or the troops generally, in distinction
        from special orders.
     Holy orders.
         (a) (Eccl.) The different grades of the Christian
             ministry; ordination to the ministry. See def. 10
         (b) (R. C. Ch.) A sacrament for the purpose of conferring
             a special grace on those ordained.
     In order to, for the purpose of; to the end; as means to.
              The best knowledge is that which is of greatest use
              in order to our eternal happiness.    --Tillotson.
     Minor orders (R. C. Ch.), orders beneath the diaconate in
        sacramental dignity, as acolyte, exorcist, reader,
     Money order. See under Money.
     Natural order. (Bot.) See def. 12, Note.
     Order book.
         (a) A merchant's book in which orders are entered.
         (b) (Mil.) A book kept at headquarters, in which all
             orders are recorded for the information of officers
             and men.
         (c) A book in the House of Commons in which proposed
             orders must be entered. [Eng.]
     Order in Council, a royal order issued with and by the
        advice of the Privy Council. [Great Britain]
     Order of battle (Mil.), the particular disposition given to
        the troops of an army on the field of battle.
     Order of the day, in legislative bodies, the special
        business appointed for a specified day.
     Order of a differential equation (Math.), the greatest
        index of differentiation in the equation.
     Sailing orders (Naut.), the final instructions given to the
        commander of a ship of war before a cruise.
     Sealed orders, orders sealed, and not to be opened until a
        certain time, or arrival at a certain place, as after a
        ship is at sea.
     Standing order.
         (a) A continuing regulation for the conduct of
             parliamentary business.
         (b) (Mil.) An order not subject to change by an officer
             temporarily in command.
     To give order, to give command or directions. --Shak.
     To take order for, to take charge of; to make arrangements
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              Whiles I take order for mine own affairs. --Shak.
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     Syn: Arrangement; management. See Direction.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Money \Mon"ey\, n.; pl. Moneys. [OE. moneie, OF. moneie, F.
     monnaie, fr. L. moneta. See Mint place where coin is made,
     Mind, and cf. Moidore, Monetary.]
     1. A piece of metal, as gold, silver, copper, etc., coined,
        or stamped, and issued by the sovereign authority as a
        medium of exchange in financial transactions between
        citizens and with government; also, any number of such
        pieces; coin.
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              To prevent such abuses, . . . it has been found
              necessary . . . to affix a public stamp upon certain
              quantities of such particular metals, as were in
              those countries commonly made use of to purchase
              goods. Hence the origin of coined money, and of
              those public offices called mints.    --A. Smith.
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     2. Any written or stamped promise, certificate, or order, as
        a government note, a bank note, a certificate of deposit,
        etc., which is payable in standard coined money and is
        lawfully current in lieu of it; in a comprehensive sense,
        any currency usually and lawfully employed in buying and
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     3. Any article used as a medium of payment in financial
        transactions, such as checks drawn on checking accounts.
     4. (Economics) Any form of wealth which affects a person's
        propensity to spend, such as checking accounts or time
        deposits in banks, credit accounts, letters of credit,
        etc. Various aggregates of money in different forms are
        given different names, such as M-1, the total sum of all
        currency in circulation plus all money in demand deposit
        accounts (checking accounts).
     Note: Whatever, among barbarous nations, is used as a medium
           of effecting exchanges of property, and in the terms of
           which values are reckoned, as sheep, wampum, copper
           rings, quills of salt or of gold dust, shovel blades,
           etc., is, in common language, called their money.
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     4. In general, wealth; property; as, he has much money in
        land, or in stocks; to make, or lose, money.
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              The love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.
                                                    --1 Tim vi. 10
                                                    (Rev. Ver. ).
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     Money bill (Legislation), a bill for raising revenue.
     Money broker, a broker who deals in different kinds of
        money; one who buys and sells bills of exchange; -- called
        also money changer.
     Money cowrie (Zool.), any one of several species of
        Cypraea (esp. Cypraea moneta) formerly much used as
        money by savage tribes. See Cowrie.
     Money of account, a denomination of value used in keeping
        accounts, for which there may, or may not, be an
        equivalent coin; e. g., the mill is a money of account in
        the United States, but not a coin.
     Money order,
        (a) an order for the payment of money; specifically, a
            government order for the payment of money, issued at
            one post office as payable at another; -- called also
            postal money order.
        (b) a similar order issued by a bank or other financial
     Money scrivener, a person who procures the loan of money to
        others. [Eng.]
     Money spider, Money spinner (Zool.), a small spider; --
        so called as being popularly supposed to indicate that the
        person upon whom it crawls will be fortunate in money
     Money's worth, a fair or full equivalent for the money
        which is paid.
     A piece of money, a single coin.
     Ready money, money held ready for payment, or actually
        paid, at the time of a transaction; cash.
     plastic money, credit cards, usually made out of plastic;
        also called plastic; as, put it on the plastic.
     To make money, to gain or acquire money or property; to
        make a profit in dealings.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  money order
      n 1: a written order for the payment of a sum to a named
           individual; obtainable and payable at a post office [syn:
           money order, postal order]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  39 Moby Thesaurus words for "money order":
     CD, IOU, MO, acceptance, acceptance bill, bank acceptance,
     bank check, bill, bill of draft, bill of exchange, blank check,
     certificate, certificate of deposit, certified check, check,
     checkbook, cheque, commercial paper, debenture, demand bill,
     demand draft, draft, due bill, exchequer bill, letter of credit,
     negotiable instrument, note, note of hand, paper, postal order,
     promissory note, sight bill, sight draft, time bill, time draft,
     trade acceptance, treasury bill, voucher, warrant

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