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An order that remains in force until specifically changed or withdrawn, especially one relating to military or parliamentary procedure.
1. (Banking & Finance) Also called: banker's order an instruction to a bank by a depositor to pay a stated sum at regular intervals. Compare direct debit
2. (Parliamentary Procedure) a rule or order governing the procedure, conduct, etc, of a legislative body
3. (Military) military one of a number of orders which have or are likely to have long-term validity
1. a general order always in force in a military command.
2. standing orders , the rules ensuring continuity of parliamentary procedure during the meetings of an assembly.