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Literally, "word of order."
- (military) password, watchword
- (figuratively, transferred sense) codeword
- 2019, George Orwell, Nicola Gardini, transl., Nineteen Eighty-Four, Mondadori:
- L'accenno di O'Brien andava preso per un segno, una parola d'ordine.
- O’Brien’s remark must obviously have been intended as a signal, a codeword.
- (literally, “O'Brien's hint was to be taken as a sign, a codeword.”)