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 and with the advice and consent of the Privy Council ( Queen-in-Council), but in other countries the terminology may vary. The term should not be confused with Order of Council, which is made in the name of the Council without royal assent.

Assent

Although the Orders are officially made by the Queen, in practice, royal assent is a formality only. What actually happens is that a representative of the government (generally a cabinet minister or the Lord President of the Council) reads out batches of Orders in Council drafted by the government in front of the Queen, who, after each order, says "Approved". They then come into effect.

Other Languages
한국어: 추밀원칙령
Bahasa Indonesia: Order in Council
日本語: 枢密院勅令
norsk nynorsk: Kongeleg resolusjon