standing orders

standing order

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

1730–40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To standing orders
World English Dictionary
standing order
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

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Cultural Dictionary

standing orders definition

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.”

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature