In Formula 1 racing. It is an instruction that can only be given by Head race engineer or team owner that will adjust the outcome of the race.
Chief engineer Red Bull Christian Horner 2013 Malaysian Grand Prix
"Sebastian do not pass Mark, that is a team order"
Chief engineer Ferrari Matthew Hofer.
2012 Silverstone Grand Prix
" Felipe!!! Let Fernando pass you on this lap immediately!! That is a team order."