from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The business to be considered or done by a legislature or other body on a particular day. Often used in the plural.
- n. The characteristic or most significant aspect or activity: Volatility is the order of the day in the stock market.
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- n. the business to be done by a body (such as a legislature) on a particular day; an agenda
- n. the most significant aspect of something
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. in legislative bodies, the special business appointed for a specified day.
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- n. the order of business for an assembly on a given day
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CAPERTON moved that the bill be laid on the table, and made the order of the day for Friday next at 11 o'clock; and the question being on agreeing thereto, Mr. HAYMOND demanded a division of the question; which was sustained by the house.
A bill for the partial suspension of the sale of state bonds, and to provide for complying with contracts already made upon the Covington and Ohio rail road, was taken up, on motion of Mr. CHAPMAN, laid on the table, and made the order of the day for to-morrow at 12 o'clock.
At the Beaver Hunt, the order of the day was a recent craze known as the Lap Dance, which took place in discreet corners of the bar.
KEEN moved that the bill and amendment be laid on the table, and made the order of the day for Thursday next at 11 o'clock; and the question being on agreeing thereto, was put, and decided in the affirmative.
It was printed in French and Russian, and it proved to be the order of the day which I had been fortunate enough to obtain from the Emperor Alexander to exempt posthorses, etc., from the requisitions of the Allied troops.
Augereau's order of the day against the word 'Monsieur' -- Bonaparte wishes to be made one of the five Directors -- He supports the majority of the Directory -- La Vallette, Augereau, and Bernadotte sent to Paris -- Interesting correspondence relative to the 18th Fructidor.
In an order of the day to Finland's armed forces, Field Marshal von Mannerheim said: "We are now allied with Germany and as comrades in arms are launching a crusade against our enemy, in order to create a secure future for Finland."
"Consistency, madam, is the first of Christian duties; and it has been observed in every arrangement connected with the establishment of Lowood: plain fare, simple attire, unsophisticated accommodations, hardy and active habits; such is the order of the day in the house and its inhabitants."
A bill for the partial suspension of the sale of state bonds, and to provide for complying with contracts on the Covington and Ohio rail road, being the order of the day, was taken up, on motion of Mr. CAPERTON, and postponed to, and made the order of the day for to-morrow at half past 11 o'clock.
Reformation had become the order of the day there as in England; the Duchess of Orleans, the Grand Duchess of M.cklenburg, M. Guizot, the Duc de Broglie, M. de Tocqueville, M. Carnot, and other high and noble personages were much interested in the subject.