standing orders

standing order

noun
1.
Military. (formerly) a general order always in force in a command and establishing uniform procedures for it; standard operating procedure.
2.
standing orders, Parliamentary Procedure. the rules ensuring continuity of procedure during the meetings of an assembly.

Origin:
1730–40

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standing order
 
n
1.  Compare direct debit Also called: banker's order an instruction to a bank by a depositor to pay a stated sum at regular intervals
2.  a rule or order governing the procedure, conduct, etc, of a legislative body
3.  military one of a number of orders which have or are likely to have long-term validity

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Orders that remain in effect until they are specifically changed: “During the year in which the troops occupied the town, they were under standing orders not to fire unless fired upon.”

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