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disorder sb. (not earlier than the 16th c.; the verb occurs in S. only in the pa. pple.)
1. disorderly act or practice, misdemeanour Tw.N. II. iii. 107, Lr. I. ii. 127 “machinations, hollowness, treachery, and all ruinous disorders,” II. iv. 202.
2. disturbance of mind, discomposure John III. iv. 102 “such disorder in my wit,” Ven. 742.
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