An organization of persons that are united by and dedicated to specific goals or aims. A ecclesiastical or secular power usually confers special honor upon such organizations because of their merit and/or the services that they perform. Members of an order often wear special insignia identifying their membership.
Related term(s): Military Order; Ecclesiastical; Tertiary Orders; Secular; Chivalry; Monastic
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