Definition for DIS-OR'DER

DIS-OR'DER, n. [dis and order; Fr. desordre; Sp. desorden; It. disordine.]

  1. Want of order or regular disposition; irregularity; immethodical distribution; confusion; a word of general application; as, the troops were thrown into disorder; the papers are in disorder.
  2. Tumult; disturbance of the peace of society; as, the city is sometimes troubled with the disorders of its citizens.
  3. Neglect of rule; irregularity. From vulgar bounds with brave disorder part, / And snatch a grace beyond the reach of art. – Pope.
  4. Breach of laws; violation of standing rules, or institutions.
  5. Irregularity, disturbance or interruption of the functions of the animal economy; disease; distemper; sickness. [See Disease.] Disorder however is more frequently used to express a slight disease.
  6. Discomposure of the mind; turbulence of passions.
  7. Irregularity in the functions of the brain; derangement of the intellect or reason.

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