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
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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

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