Definition of standing order in English:

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standing order

Pronunciation: /ˌstandiNG ˈôrdər/

noun

1An order or ruling governing the procedures of a society, council, or other deliberative body.
Example sentences
  • The EP's Rules of Procedure, the standing orders of the Parliament, set numerical criteria for group formation.
  • The Scottish parliament standing orders help cage its backbenchers.
  • The standing orders of the German parliament expressly prescribe that each parliamentary faction is entitled to fill a post of deputy president.
2A military order or ruling that is retained irrespective of changing conditions.
Example sentences
  • The soldiers carried with them CDF standing orders outlining the conditions under which a soldier might shoot.
  • We have an environmental officer who looks after road movement and any restrictions placed on us by range control and ensures that we comply with range standing orders.
  • The unit became an independent force, answering directly to MG Groves, going wherever necessary in the European theater, and overriding all standing orders.

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Syllabification: stand·ing or·der

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