[Fr.] The head of a column, and consisting of abacus, bell, and necking. The Greeks used three orders-Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian. The Romans added Tuscan and Composite. Other orders in use are Byzantine, Moorish, and Gothic. Also the seat of government of a state or a nation. Capital letters, heading letters, used at the beginning of sentences, etc.

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