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preservation order

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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preservation orderpreserˈvation ˌorder noun [countable]  SCLin Britain, an official order that something, especially an area of countryside or an old building, must be preserved and not damaged a tree preservation order
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preservation orderThose particular flats have a preservation order on them.With that, the council slapped a preservation order on it.Penryn itself is unspoilt, and its old and narrow streets are under a preservation order.Indeed, listing is in essence a collective preservation order.Tree felling: Trees near a house in Hawkswood could be felled despite a tree preservation order.The tree preservation order will be extended to cover hedgerows.
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