Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class I. Words Expressing Abstract Relations
Section IV. Order
1. Order In General

58. Order.

   NOUN:ORDER, regularity, uniformity, symmetry, lucidus ordo [L.]; harmony, music of the spheres.
  GRADATION, progression; series (continuity) [See Continuity].
  COURSE, even tenor, routine; method, disposition, arrangement, array, system, economy, discipline; orderliness &c. adj.; subordination.
  RANK, place (term) [See Term].
   VERB:FORM; be or become in order &c. adj.; fall in, draw up; arrange itself, range itself, place itself; fall into one’s place, fall into rank, take one’s place, take rank; rally round.
  ADJUST, methodize, regulate, systematize, standardize, normalize; time, police.
   ADJECTIVE:ORDERLY, regular; in order, in trim, in apple-pie order, in its proper place; neat, tidy, en règle [F.], well regulated, correct, methodical, uniform, symmetrical, shipshape, businesslike, systematic, systematical, normal, habitual; unconfused &c. (see confuse [See Derangement]); arranged [See Arrangement].
   ADVERB:IN ORDER; methodically &c. adj.; in turn, in its turn; step by step; by regular steps, by regular gradations, by regular stages, by regular intervals; seriatim [N L.], systematically, by clock-work, gradatim; at stated periods (periodically) [See Regularity of recurrence. Periodicity].
  1. Natura non facit saltum.
  2. Order is heaven’s first law.—Pope
  3. Order from disorder sprung.—Paradise Lost
  4. Ordo est parium dispariumque rerum sua loca tribuens dispositio.—St. Augustine