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What is an order?

Alena Mikhailova
Alena Mikhailova
May 17, 2015
What is an order?

There are many words in Russian that have several meanings. Often, if you do not know one of them, you simply will not be able to grasp the meaning of the text. In order not to get confused, you need to develop your horizons and try to memorize all the meanings of a word. This article describes what the order is and gives examples of the use of this word.

Meaning of the word "order"

This word has several meanings that are strikingly different from each other. So, the order can mean the following:

Mark of distinction

The Order has long served as a distinction. They were awarded people for labor heroism, military exploits, outstanding activities. Only the best of the best could be presented for this award, which is why it was so appreciated.


In addition, the Order refers to a group of persons that was united by a person who has a significant insignia and belonged to this or that fraternity. The man who entered the order, became a gentleman.

In the Middle Ages, the order was called the monastic community of the Catholic Church with a charter.Among the most famous such communities are the following: the Order of the Jesuits, the Dominican Order, the Order of the Crusaders, the Livonian Order, the Order of the Templars, the Masonic Order.

Term in architecture

Also, the Order is the order of approval concerning the connection of architectural parts in Greek, Roman architecture, as well as Renaissance architecture.


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