Orderly Or"der*ly, a. 1. Conformed to order; in order; regular; as, an orderly course or plan. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Observant of order, authority, or rule; hence, obedient; quiet; peaceable; not unruly; as, orderly children; an orderly community. [1913 Webster]

3. Performed in good or established order; well-regulated. ``An orderly . . . march.'' --Clarendon. [1913 Webster]

4. Being on duty; keeping order; conveying orders. ``Aids-de-camp and orderly men.'' --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

{Orderly book} (Mil.), a book for every company, in which the general and regimental orders are recorded.

{Orderly officer}, the officer of the day, or that officer of a corps or regiment whose turn it is to supervise for the day the arrangements for food, cleanliness, etc. --Farrow.

{Orderly room}. (a) The court of the commanding officer, where charges against the men of the regiment are tried. (b) The office of the commanding officer, usually in the barracks, whence orders emanate. --Farrow.

{Orderly sergeant}, the first sergeant of a company. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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