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Meaning of general orders

gen'eral or'ders

Pronunciation: [key]
— Mil. Mil.
  1. a set of permanent orders from a headquarters establishing policy for a command or announcing official acts.
  2. a set of permanent orders governing the duties and behavior of sentries on routine guard duty. Cf. special order.
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