In a general sense. A mandate. precept; a command or direction authoritatively given; a rule or regulation. The distinction between “order” and “requisition” is that the first is a mandatory act, the latter a request. Mills v. Martin, 19 Johns. (X. Y.) 7. In practice. Every direction of a court or judge made or entered in writing, and not ORDER 6 included In a judgment, Is denominated an “order.” An application for an order is a motion. Code Civ. Proc. Cal. i 1003; Code N. Y.