first-come-first-served

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adj.1.distributed in order to those who request it in person; not subject to reservation for later delivery. Contrasted with reservable.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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And beginning March 1, passengers catching inter island flights will find that they have assigned seats rather than the current first-come, first-served policy that results in people who want the best chance of choosing a seat or sitting together to queue.
* Your renewal payment comes to Central Office for processing and is entered into ADAA's database on a first-come, first-served basis.
Sacks of food are provided from the basement food pantry on a first-come, first-served basis.