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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An order or rule held to be in force until specifically changed or withdrawn, especially a regulation relating to military or parliamentary procedure.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A rule of procedure adopted by a governing body for its own internal use.
  • n. A request made once for periodic fulfillment.
  • n. Transfer of a fixed amount from one bank account to another at fixed intervals (e.g. monthly bill payment)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. an order for goods which are to be delivered periodically, without the need for renewal of the order before each delivery.
  • n. An order not subject to change by an officer temporarily in command.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a rule of order permanently in force


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  • The academic research library I worked in had standing orders with major global book companies - the subject librarians developed lists of disciplines, subjects, and themes for which the library was actively acquiring books and other materials. Pallets of publications would arrive on an "on approval" basis; those chosen to add to the collections would be invoiced and payed for, and those rejected would be returned.

    December 14, 2010