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for the guidance and government of parliamentary procedure which endure through successive sessions until vacated or repealed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

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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