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for the guidance and government of parliamentary procedure which endure through successive sessions until vacated or repealed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

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

First Known Use

1619, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of standing order was in 1619

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“Standing order.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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