1 : make a request for something
2 : give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority
3 : appoint to a clerical posts
1 : a body of rules followed by an assembly
2 : the act of putting things in a sequential arrangement
3 : a request for something to be made, supplied, or served
4 : a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)