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order-in-council (plural orders-in-council)

  1. In some Commonwealth parliamentary systems, a legally-enforceable decree by the executive branch of a government.
    • 2007, Robert Benzie and Rob Ferguson, "Job One: A new holiday," Toronto Star, 12 Oct., p. A1,
      Ontario's ninth statutory holiday was approved with an order-in-council. . . . The document needs only to have two cabinet signatures.

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