Order in Council

noun Brit. a sovereign's order on an administrative matter, given on the advice of the Privy Council.

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  • order in council — noun An order by the sovereign with advice of the Privy Council • • • Main Entry: ↑order * * * order in council or Order in Council, British. an order by the sovereign with the advice of the privy council. Such an order generally has previously… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Order in Council — 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

  • Order in Council — a form of legislation made by the Queen by and with the advice of the Privy Council. Some are made in virtue of the royal prerogative and others by Act of Parliament, making it a kind of delegated legislation. Collins dictionary of law. W. J.… …   Law dictionary

  • Order in Council —   [ ɔːdə ɪn kaʊnsl], im britischen Staatsrecht formal eine auf Beschluss des Privy Council erlassene Verfügung der Krone, heute die übliche Form für Regierungsverordnungen, die im Namen der Krone aufgrund parlamentsgesetzlicher Ermächtigung oder… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Order in Council — An Order in Council is a type of legislation in many countries, typically those in the Commonwealth of Nations. In the United Kingdom this legislation is formally made in the name of the Queen by the Privy Council (Queen in Council), but in other …   Wikipedia

  • Order-in-Council — An Order in Council is a type of legislation in Commonwealth Realms. In the United Kingdom this legislation is formally made in the name of the Queen by the Privy Council ( Queen in Council ); in Canada in the name of the Governor General by the… …   Wikipedia

  • Order of Council — An Order of Council is a form of legislation in the United Kingdom. It is made by the Lords of the Privy Council (in practice, Ministers of the Government). Orders of Council differ from Orders in Council in that, whilst the latter are Orders… …   Wikipedia

  • order in council — In Britain, a regulation traditionally issued by the sovereign on the advice of the Privy Council. In modern practice, an order is issued only on the advice of ministers, and the minister in charge of the department concerned with the order s… …   Universalium

  • order-in-council — noun In some Commonwealth parliamentary systems, a legally enforceable decree by the executive branch of a government. Ontarios ninth statutory holiday was approved with an order in council. . . . The document needs only to have two cabinet… …   Wiktionary

  • order-in-council — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun (plural orders in council) : an order having the full force of law that is issued by the British monarch acting by and with the advice of the Privy Council or by a governor general acting by and with the advice of the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • order-in-council — /ɔdər ɪn ˈkaʊnsəl/ (say awduhr in kownsuhl) noun (plural orders in council) 1. (in Australia) an official order, proclamation, etc., approved by the governor general or by a state governor on the advice of the Executive Council and published in… …   Australian English dictionary

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