circa 1890, in the meaning defined above
order of business (predetermined sequence of matters to be dealt with by an assembly)
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“Order of business.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/order%20of%20business. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.
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