Standing order
Standing Stand"ing, a. 1. Remaining erect; not cut down; as, standing corn. [1913 Webster]

2. Not flowing; stagnant; as, standing water. [1913 Webster]

3. Not transitory; not liable to fade or vanish; lasting; as, a standing color. [1913 Webster]

4. Established by law, custom, or the like; settled; continually existing; permanent; not temporary; as, a standing army; legislative bodies have standing rules of proceeding and standing committees. [1913 Webster]

5. Not movable; fixed; as, a standing bed (distinguished from a trundle-bed). [1913 Webster]

{Standing army}. See {Standing army}, under {Army}.

{Standing bolt}. See {Stud bolt}, under {Stud}, a stem.

{Standing committee}, in legislative bodies, etc., a committee appointed for the consideration of all subjects of a particular class which shall arise during the session or a stated period.

{Standing cup}, a tall goblet, with a foot and a cover.

{Standing finish} (Arch.), that part of the interior fittings, esp. of a dwelling house, which is permanent and fixed in its place, as distinguished from doors, sashes, etc.

{Standing order} (a) (Eccl.), the denomination (Congregational) established by law; -- a term formerly used in Connecticut. See also under {Order}. (a) (Com.) an order for goods which are to be delivered periodically, without the need for renewal of the order before each delivery.

{Standing part}. (Naut.) (a) That part of a tackle which is made fast to a block, point, or other object. (b) That part of a rope around which turns are taken with the running part in making a knot or the like.

{Standing rigging} (Naut.), the cordage or ropes which sustain the masts and remain fixed in their position, as the shrouds and stays, -- distinguished from {running rigging}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • standing order — index decree, law, rule (guide), rule (legal dictate) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Standing order — Order Or der, n. [OE. ordre, F. ordre, fr. L. ordo, ordinis. Cf. {Ordain}, {Ordinal}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Regular arrangement; any methodical or established succession or harmonious relation; method; system; as: (a) Of material things, like the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • standing order — ► NOUN 1) Brit. an instruction to a bank to make regular fixed payments to someone. 2) Brit. an order placed on a regular basis with a retailer. 3) (standing orders) rulings governing the procedures of a parliament, council, etc …   English terms dictionary

  • standing order — noun 1. ) count a rule in the military that must always be obeyed until another rule officially changes it: We have standing orders not to fire. 2. ) count a rule that says how a committee or institution should operate 3. ) BRITISH an AUTOMATIC… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • standing order — standing orders N COUNT: also by N A standing order is an instruction to your bank to pay a fixed amount of money to someone at regular times. [BRIT] …   English dictionary

  • standing order — n. 1. an order remaining in effect indefinitely until canceled or modified 2. [pl.] in parliamentary procedure, the rules which continue in force through all sessions until changed or repealed …   English World dictionary

  • standing order — n [U and C] BrE an arrangement by which a bank pays a fixed amount of money from your account every month, year etc →↑direct debit …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • standing order — noun a rule of order permanently in force • Hypernyms: ↑order, ↑rules of order, ↑parliamentary law, ↑parliamentary procedure * * * noun, pl ⋯ ders [count, noncount] : an order or procedure that continues to be followed until it is changed or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Standing order — A standing order or standing orders may refer to: *standing order (banking) (or banker s order ) instruction to a bank to pay a set amount at regular intervals from one account to another. *rules of order (or standing orders ) governing… …   Wikipedia

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