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- n. Alternative spelling of order-in-council.
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- n. a royal order issued with and by the advice of the Privy Council.
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The advent of Sir Henry Norman as governor to the colony in Dec., 1883, was signalized by the establishment of a revised constitution (promulgated by an order in council of Queen Victoria), consisting of a governor, a privy council, and a legislative council.