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Definition of standing order noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


    standing order

    [countable, uncountable]
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  1. 1an order for something that is repeated every week, month, etc. The restaurant placed a standing order for a side of beef every month.
  2. 2a military order that must always be obeyed We had a standing order never to go out on patrol alone.
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