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  1. (in Great Britain and other Commonwealth countries) a decree or regulation passed by a federal or provincial cabinet under the authority of the sovereign.

    Category: Canada/Canadian


  1. order-in-council(Noun)

    In some Commonwealth parliamentary systems, a legally-enforceable decree by the executive branch of a government.


  1. Order in Council

    An Order in Council is a type of legislation in many countries, especially the Commonwealth realms. In the United Kingdom this legislation is formally made in the name of the Queen by the Privy Council, but in other countries the terminology may vary.


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