Orderly officer
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]


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  • orderly officer — noun 1. Britain : officer of the day 2. Britain : orderly * * * Mil. officer of the day, as in the British army or, formerly, in the U.S. Army. [1765 75] * * * orderly officer …   Useful english dictionary

  • orderly officer — officer in charge when the commanding officer is absent …   English contemporary dictionary

  • orderly officer — Mil. officer of the day, as in the British army or, formerly, in the U.S. Army. [1765 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • orderly officer — noun Brit. Military the officer in charge of the security and administration of a unit or establishment for a day at a time …   English new terms dictionary

  • orderly officer — /ˈɔdəli ɒfəsə/ (say awduhlee ofuhsuh) noun a junior officer detailed by rota to a 24 hour period of duty, which includes the inspection of all buildings in the camp or barracks (notably the cookhouses and mess huts at mealtimes) and of all guards …   Australian English dictionary

  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Orderly book — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Orderly room — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Orderly sergeant — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • orderly — adj. & n. adj. 1 methodically arranged; regular. 2 obedient to discipline; well behaved; not unruly. 3 Mil. a of or concerned with orders. b charged with the conveyance or execution of orders. n. (pl. ies) 1 an esp. male cleaner in a hospital. 2… …   Useful english dictionary

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