standing order

noun

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for the guidance and government of parliamentary procedure which endure through successive sessions until vacated or repealed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 in a Sentence

  1. She placed a standing order for fresh flowers every week.

  2. They were on standing orders never to leave the prisoner unattended.

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First Known Use of standing order

1702


STANDING ORDER Defined for English Language Learners

standing order

noun

Definition of standing order for English Language Learners

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


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