Etymology
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syntax (n.)
c. 1600, from French syntaxe (16c.) and directly from Late Latin syntaxis, from Greek syntaxis "a putting together or in order, arrangement, a grammatical construction," from stem of syntassein "put in order," from syn- "together" (see syn-) + tassein "arrange" (see tactics).
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taxis (n.)
"operation whereby displaced parts are put back in their natural situation," 1758, medical Latin, from Greek taxis "arrangement, an arranging, the order or disposition of an army, battle array; order, regularity," verbal noun of tassein "arrange," from PIE root *tag- "to touch, handle."
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disorderly (adj.)

1580s, "opposed to moral order, disposed to violate the restraints of public morality;" also "opposed to legal authority, disposed to violate law;" see disorder (n.) + -ly (1). The meaning "untidy, being out of proper order" is attested from 1630s; the older senses are those in disorderly house, disorderly conduct, etc.

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sluttery (n.)
"neglect of cleanliness and order," 1580s, from slut + -ery. From 1841 as "an untidy room."
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police (v.)
Origin and meaning of police

1580s, "to watch, guard, or keep order; to govern," from French policer, from police (see police (n.)). The original sense is obsolete. The meaning "to control or keep order in by means of police" is from 1837; figurative use by 1885. Related: Policed; policing.

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black friar (n.)
"friar of the Dominican order," c. 1500, so called from the color of their dress.
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regular (n.)

c. 1400, reguler, "member of a religious order bound by vows," from regular (adj.) and from Medieval Latin regularis "member of a religious or monastic order." Sense of "soldier of a standing army" is from 1756. Meaning "regular customer" is by 1852; meaning "leaded gasoline" is by 1978; regular (adj.) in the sense of "unleaded" is by 1974.

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tidy (v.)
"to make neat, set in order," 1821, from tidy (adj.). Related: Tidied; tidying.
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custom (adj.)

"made to measure or order, done or made for individual customers," by 1830, from custom (n.).

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cetacean (n.)

1836, from Cetacea, name of the order of marine mammals, + -an. As an adjective, "pertaining to the whale," from 1839.

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