Definition of community order noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


community order

BrE BrE//kəˌmjuːnəti ˈɔːdə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//kəˌmjuːnəti ˈɔːrdər//
(British English, law)
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(in the UK) a decision, made in court, to give a punishment that involves helping people in the community, having treatment for an addiction, etc. instead of going to prison He was sentenced to a community order that involved psychological counselling.