Court Order Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Court Order.

Court Order (noun)

A court order is a decision or directive made by a judge or a court. This directive usually requires someone to do something (like testify in a court case) or to not do something (like restraining orders to prevent contact with another person). Ignoring or failing to obey a court order can result in penalties like fines or even jail time due to contempt of court.