In the following sentence :

The magistrate passed order of his release.

Should I use plural form of order, that is, "orders"? If yes, then why? What does exactly "orders" will mean in this particular sentence?

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Depends. You could say:

The magistrate passed an order for his release.


The magistrate passed orders for his release.

order as used here means:

10) a command, direction, or instruction, usually backed by authority

Such instructions could be singular or plural, depending on context.

Also use for:

5) with the aim or for the purpose of

since the purpose of the orders is to get him released.

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