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standing order

noun

: an order or procedure that continues to be followed until it is changed or canceled

Full Definition of STANDING ORDER

:  an instruction or prescribed procedure in force permanently or until changed or canceled; especially :  any of the rules for the guidance and government of parliamentary procedure which endure through successive sessions until vacated or repealed

Examples of STANDING ORDER

  1. She placed a standing order for fresh flowers every week.
  2. They were on standing orders never to leave the prisoner unattended.

First Known Use of STANDING ORDER

1737

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