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

  Series \Se"ries\, n. [L. series, fr. serere, sertum, to join or
     bind together; cf. Gr. ??? to fasten, Skr. sarit thread. Cf.
     Assert, Desert a solitude, Exert, Insert,
     1. A number of things or events standing or succeeding in
        order, and connected by a like relation; sequence; order;
        course; a succession of things; as, a continuous series of
        calamitous events.
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              During some years his life a series of triumphs.
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     2. (Biol.) Any comprehensive group of animals or plants
        including several subordinate related groups.
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     Note: Sometimes a series includes several classes; sometimes
           only orders or families; in other cases only species.
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     3. (Bot.) In Engler's system of plant classification, a group
        of families showing certain structural or morphological
        relationships. It corresponds to the cohort of some
        writers, and to the order of many modern systematists.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     4. (Math.) An indefinite number of terms succeeding one
        another, each of which is derived from one or more of the
        preceding by a fixed law, called the law of the series;
        as, an arithmetical series; a geometrical series.
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     5. (Elec.) A mode of arranging the separate parts of a
        circuit by connecting them successively end to end to form
        a single path for the current; -- opposed to parallel.
        The parts so arranged are said to be
     in series.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     6. (Com.) A parcel of rough diamonds of assorted qualities.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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 :

  Order \Or"der\, v. i.
     To give orders; to issue commands.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Order \Or"der\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ordered; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Ordering.] [From Order, n.]
     1. To put in order; to reduce to a methodical arrangement; to
        arrange in a series, or with reference to an end. Hence,
        to regulate; to dispose; to direct; to rule.
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              To him that ordereth his conversation aright. --Ps.
                                                    1. 23.
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              Warriors old with ordered spear and shield.
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     2. To give an order to; to command; as, to order troops to
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     3. To give an order for; to secure by an order; as, to order
        a carriage; to order groceries.
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     4. (Eccl.) To admit to holy orders; to ordain; to receive
        into the ranks of the ministry.
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              These ordered folk be especially titled to God.
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              Persons presented to be ordered deacons. --Bk. of
                                                    Com. Prayer.
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     Order arms (Mil.), the command at which a rifle is brought
        to a position with its butt resting on the ground; also,
        the position taken at such a command.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: (often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a
           military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed;
           "the British ships dropped anchor and waited for orders
           from London"
      2: a degree in a continuum of size or quantity; "it was on the
         order of a mile"; "an explosion of a low order of magnitude"
         [syn: order, order of magnitude]
      3: established customary state (especially of society); "order
         ruled in the streets"; "law and order" [ant: disorder]
      4: logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements;
         "we shall consider these questions in the inverse order of
         their presentation" [syn: ordering, order, ordination]
      5: a condition of regular or proper arrangement; "he put his
         desk in order"; "the machine is now in working order" [syn:
         orderliness, order] [ant: disorder, disorderliness]
      6: a legally binding command or decision entered on the court
         record (as if issued by a court or judge); "a friend in New
         Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there" [syn:
         decree, edict, fiat, order, rescript]
      7: a commercial document used to request someone to supply
         something in return for payment and providing specifications
         and quantities; "IBM received an order for a hundred
         computers" [syn: order, purchase order]
      8: a formal association of people with similar interests; "he
         joined a golf club"; "they formed a small lunch society";
         "men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen
         today" [syn: club, social club, society, guild,
         gild, lodge, order]
      9: a body of rules followed by an assembly [syn: order, rules
         of order, parliamentary law, parliamentary procedure]
      10: (usually plural) the status or rank or office of a Christian
          clergyman in an ecclesiastical hierarchy; "theologians still
          disagree over whether `bishop' should or should not be a
          separate Order" [syn: Holy Order, Order]
      11: a group of person living under a religious rule; "the order
          of Saint Benedict" [syn: order, monastic order]
      12: (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more families
      13: a request for something to be made, supplied, or served; "I
          gave the waiter my order"; "the company's products were in
          such demand that they got more orders than their call center
          could handle"
      14: (architecture) one of original three styles of Greek
          architecture distinguished by the type of column and
          entablature used or a style developed from the original
          three by the Romans
      15: the act of putting things in a sequential arrangement;
          "there were mistakes in the ordering of items on the list"
          [syn: order, ordering]
      v 1: give instructions to or direct somebody to do something
           with authority; "I said to him to go home"; "She ordered
           him to do the shopping"; "The mother told the child to get
           dressed" [syn: order, tell, enjoin, say]
      2: make a request for something; "Order me some flowers"; "order
         a work stoppage"
      3: issue commands or orders for [syn: order, prescribe,
      4: bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage;
         impose regulations; "We cannot regulate the way people
         dress"; "This town likes to regulate" [syn: regulate,
         regularize, regularise, order, govern] [ant:
      5: bring order to or into; "Order these files" [ant: disarray,
      6: place in a certain order; "order the photos chronologically"
      7: appoint to a clerical posts; "he was ordained in the Church"
         [syn: ordain, consecrate, ordinate, order]
      8: arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events; "arrange my
         schedule"; "set up one's life"; "I put these memories with
         those of bygone times" [syn: arrange, set up, put,
      9: assign a rank or rating to; "how would you rank these
         students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food
         guide" [syn: rate, rank, range, order, grade,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  698 Moby Thesaurus words for "order":
     Bronze Star Medal, Croix de Guerre, Distinguished Conduct Medal,
     Distinguished Flying Cross, Distinguished Service Cross,
     Distinguished Service Medal, Distinguished Service Order,
     Distinguished Unit Citation, MO, Medaille Militaire,
     Military Cross, Navy Cross, Unit Citation, Victoria Cross, act on,
     action, adherents, adjust, adjustment, affiliation, algorithm,
     align, allocation, allotment, alphabetize, alternation, amendment,
     analyze, animal kingdom, antonomasia, apostolic orders, apply for,
     appointment, apportionment, appositeness, approach, appropriate,
     appropriateness, approximation, apt, aptness, arrange, arranged,
     arrangement, array, arraying, ashram, ask, ask for, association,
     assort, attack, auspiciousness, authorization, award,
     bad condition, balance, be responsible for, beauty, beg leave,
     behest, bespeak, bid, bidding, binomial nomenclature,
     biosystematics, biosystematy, biotype, blackmail, blood,
     blue ribbon, body, bracket, branch, break down, breed, briefing,
     broken, broken-down, brood, brotherhood, busted, buy, call,
     call for, call on, call the shots, call the signals, call upon,
     calling, calm, calmness, canonization, captain, carry on, case,
     caste, catalog, categorization, categorize, category, chain,
     challenge, charge, church, claim, clamor for, clan, class,
     classification, classify, clean, closeness, club, codification,
     codify, collation, collocation, colony, coming after, command,
     commandment, commission, commitment, commonwealth, commune,
     communion, community, company, concinnity, concord, condemn,
     condemnation, condition, conduct, conferment, confession,
     confraternity, confrerie, consecration, consecution,
     consecutiveness, consideration, constitution, continuation,
     continuity, contract for, contribution, control, cool off, cordon,
     cordon bleu, correct, correction, correctitude, correctness,
     country club, course, crave, cry for, decide, decision, declare,
     decoration, decoration of honor, decorousness, decorum, decree,
     degree, deliverance, demand, demand for, demanded, deme,
     denomination, deploy, deployment, descent, description, desire,
     determination, determine, diagnosis, dictate, dictation, dictum,
     digest, direct, direct order, direction, directions, directive,
     disciples, discipline, disordered, disorganized, disposal, dispose,
     disposition, distribution, divide, division, doom, draft, drain,
     duty, echelon, economic class, edict, election, endogamous group,
     engage, engineer, enjoin, equilibrium, estate, euphony, exact,
     exaction, expediency, extended family, extension, extent, extort,
     extortion, extortionate demand, faction, faith, family, fashion,
     favorableness, feather, felicity, fellowship, fettle, fiat, file,
     file for, final instructions, find, find against, find for,
     finding, fitness, fitting, fix, folk, followers, following,
     footing, force, form, formation, formulation, fraternal order,
     fraternity, garter, gear, genotype, gens, genus, give an order,
     give the word, glossology, gold star, good condition, goodness,
     govern, grace, grade, grand cordon, group, grouping, guide, guild,
     guise, handle, harmonize, harmony, head, head up, heading, health,
     heavy demand, hest, hierarchize, hierarchy, holy orders, house,
     ilk, imperative, importance, impose, imposition, impost, improper,
     in disorder, in disrepair, in order, in order to, indecorous,
     indent, index, induction, injunction, inoperative,
     insistent demand, installation, institution, instruct, instruction,
     instructions, integrity, investiture, ism, issue a command,
     issue a writ, issue an ultimatum, kaput, kidney, kilter, kin, kind,
     kingdom, kinship group, knighthood, label, law, law and order,
     lawfulness, lay out, layout, lead, lead on, league, level, levy,
     line, line of action, line up, lineage, lines, lineup, list, lodge,
     logical sequence, magnitude, major orders, make, make a demand,
     make a request, make a requisition, make application,
     make the rules, manage, mandate, maneuver, manipulate, manner,
     manner of working, marshal, marshaling, mastermind, matriclan,
     matter, means, measure, measuredness, medal, medallion, meetness,
     method, methodize, methodology, military medal, minor orders, mode,
     mode of operation, mode of procedure, modus operandi, moiety,
     nation, naturalism, naturalness, nature, naturism, nearness, neat,
     neatness, needed, neighborhood, niceness, nomenclature, nomination,
     nonnegotiable demand, normalcy, normality, normalize, normalness,
     not cricket, notice, nuclear family, officer, offshoot,
     on the blink, on the fritz, onomastics, onomatology, opportuneness,
     ordain, ordainment, order about, order of succession, order up,
     orderedness, ordering, orderliness, orderly, orders, ordinance,
     ordination, organization, organize, orismology, ornament,
     out of commission, out of order, out of place, out of whack,
     pacify, party, pass judgment, pass sentence, patriclan, pattern,
     peace, peace and quiet, peacefulness, pecking order, people,
     permission, persuasion, phratria, phratry, phyle, phylum,
     pigeonhole, place, place an order, place-names, place-naming,
     placement, plan, plant kingdom, pleasure, polyonymy, position,
     posteriority, postposition, power structure, practice, precedence,
     precedent, precept, predicament, preferment, prepared, prescribe,
     prescript, prescription, presentation, probity, procedure,
     proceeding, proceedings, process, procession, proclaim,
     proclamation, prognosis, progression, prolongation, promulgate,
     pronounce, pronounce judgment, pronounce on, pronouncement,
     pronunciamento, properness, proportion, propriety, proximity,
     pull the strings, purchase, put, put in for, put in order,
     put in requisition, put in shape, put to rights, quarterback,
     quiet, quiet life, quietness, quietude, race, range, rank, rate,
     rating, reading in, ready, realism, rectification, rectitude,
     red ribbon, reduce to order, regiment, regimentation, regularity,
     regularize, regulate, regulation, religious order, repair, report,
     request, require, required, requirement, requisition, reserve,
     resolution, restfulness, return a verdict, rhythm, riband, ribbon,
     right, rightness, rotation, routine, routinize, row, rubric, rule,
     ruling, run, rush, rush order, say the word, scale, school, screw,
     seasonableness, secret society, sect, sectarism, section,
     seemliness, segment, sentence, sept, sequel, sequence, serenity,
     series, service medal, set, set in order, set to rights, set up,
     set-up, settlement, setup, shape, shipshape, shot, sisterhood,
     skipper, so that, social class, society, sodality, sorority, sort,
     sort out, special order, species, sphere, stage, standardize,
     standing, star, state of affairs, station, status, statute, stem,
     stirps, stock, straighten out, straighten up, strain, stratum,
     streamline, stripe, structure, structuring, style, subcaste,
     subclass, subdivide, subdivision, subfamily, subgenus, subgroup,
     subjunction, subkingdom, suborder, subspecies, subtribe,
     succession, successiveness, suffixation, suitability, suitable,
     suitableness, superclass, superfamily, superorder, superspecies,
     sweetness, symmetry, syntax, system, systematics, systematization,
     systematize, systemization, tabulate, tack, take command,
     take the lead, tax, taxing, taxonomy, teaching, technique, tell,
     terminology, the drill, the how, tidiness, tidy, timeliness, title,
     to, tone, toponymy, totem, train, tranquilize, tranquillity, tribe,
     tribute, trim, trinomialism, tune, type, ukase, ultimatum,
     uncalled-for, uniformity, union, unorganized, unseemly, unsnarl,
     unsuitable, uprightness, utter a judgment, variety, verdict,
     version, vicinity, war medal, warn, warning, way, wear the pants,
     whip into shape, whistle for, wholesomeness, will, wise, wish,
     word, word of command

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  ORDER, French law. The act by which the rank of preferences of claims among 
  creditors who have liens over the price which arises out of the sale of an 
  immovable subject, is ascertained, is called order. Dalloz, Dict. h.t. 

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  ORDER, government. By this expression is understood the several bodies which 
  compose the state. In ancient Rome, for example, there were three distinct 
  orders; namely, that of the senators, that of the patricians, and that of 
  the plebeians. 
       2. In the United States there are no orders of men, all men are equal 
  in the eye of the law, except that in some states slavery has been entailed 
  on them while they were colonies, and it still exists, in relation to some 
  of the African race but these have no particular rights. Vide Rank. 

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  ORDER, contracts. An indorsement or short writing put upon the back of a 
  negotiable bill or note, for the purpose of passing the title to it, and 
  making it payable to another person. 
       2. When a bill or note is payable to order, which is generally 
  expressed by this formula, "to A B, or order,"or" to the order of A B," in 
  this case the payee, A B may either receive the money secured by such 
  instrument, or by his order, which is generally done by a simple 
  indorsement, (q.v.) pass the right to receive it to another. But a bill or 
  note wanting these words, although not negotiable, does not lose the general 
  qualities of such instruments. 6 T. R. 123; 6 Taunt. 328; Russ. & Ry. C. C. 
  300; 3 Caines, 137; 9 John. 217. Vide Bill of Exchange; Indorsement. 
       3. An informal bill of exchange or a paper which requires one person to 
  pay or deliver to another goods on account of the maker to a third party, is 
  called an order. 

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