Order of precedence in Guelphia

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The order of precedence is the sequential hierarchy used by the government and other organisations to determine the nominal importance of people in the political and social establishment of the country. The position of a person in the order of precedence is generally an indication of functional importance, and covers a variety of roles and responsibilities. The order of preference has many uses, both critical and trivial. For instance, it may dictate the order of evacuation in the event of war, or where dignitaries are seated at formal dinners.

The following list is the full order of precedence for Guelphia:

Royal Family

High Officers of State, et al.

Nobility, bishops, et al.

Gentry, et al.

Executive Councillors, et al.

Senior judges, et al.

Knights, et al.

Lower level judges, et al.

Companions and officers of orders

Eldest children of various grades

  • Eldest child of younger sons of hereditary peers or hereditary peeresses in their own right (ordered according to the precedence of peerage holders)
  • Eldest child of baronets (ordered according to the precedence of baronets or baronetess in their own right)
  • Eldest child of knights (ordered according to the precedence of knights or dames/ladies in their own right)

Members of orders

Younger children of various grades

  • Younger children of baronets (ordered according to the precedence of baronets or baronetess in their own right)
  • Younger children of knights (ordered according to the precedence of knights or dames/ladies in their own right)

Other lower ranks

Lesser titles

  • Esquires
  • Gentlemen

References and notes