sealed orders

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  • Sealed Orders — are the orders given the commanding officer of a ship or squadron that are sealed up, which he is not allowed to open until he has proceeded a certain length into the high seas; an arrangement in order to ensure secrecy in a time of war …   Wikipedia

  • sealed orders — n. written orders or instructions, as to the captain of a ship regarding its destination, mission, etc., given in a sealed envelope not to be opened until a specified time or place is reached …   English World dictionary

  • Sealed orders — Order Or der, n. [OE. ordre, F. ordre, fr. L. ordo, ordinis. Cf. {Ordain}, {Ordinal}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Regular arrangement; any methodical or established succession or harmonious relation; method; system; as: (a) Of material things, like the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sealed orders — written orders or instructions that are not to be looked at until a specified time, esp. orders that are given in sealed form to a commander of a vessel to be opened after the vessel is out of contact with the shore. * * * …   Universalium

  • SEALED ORDERS —    the orders given the commanding officer of a ship or squadron that are sealed up, which he is not allowed to open till he has proceeded a certain length into the high seas; an arrangement in order to ensure secrecy in a time of war …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • sealed orders — /sild ˈɔdəz/ (say seeld awduhz) plural noun sealed written orders, not to be opened until after leaving port, given to the commander of a vessel, containing instructions on where to proceed on a voyage …   Australian English dictionary

  • sealed orders — noun plural : sealed written directions not to be opened until a specified time; especially : such directions given to the captain of a ship whose destination is not to be known until it is at sea …   Useful english dictionary

  • sealed orders — plural noun Military orders which are not to be opened before a specified time …   English new terms dictionary

  • sealed orders — encoded commands, classified commands …   English contemporary dictionary

  • under sealed orders — Under orders only to be opened at a stated time • • • Main Entry: ↑seal …   Useful english dictionary

  • sealed — adjective 1. established irrevocably his fate is sealed • Syn: ↑certain • Ant: ↑unsealed 2. closed or secured with or as if with a seal my lips are sealed the package is still sealed …   Useful english dictionary

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