Order of precidence in Burgundie

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The order of precedence for members of the Citizens Court of the National Assembly of the Grand Thalassocratic Republican Principality of Burgundie was created at the same time as the nation was formalizing its post-independence institutions in the 1820s. Burgundie's legislative power is vested in the Citizens Court of the National Assembly which is a unilateral body which, while egalitarian in voting, adheres to a strict order of precedence.

The order of precedence indicated where senators and deputies would sit during the Assembly's parliamentary sessions and in what order they cast their votes. The order was also followed at other formal occasions, such as royal coronations. The order of precedence has remained almost unchanged from its inception in 1824. The only changes were made to reflect the loss of the South Punth colonies, and added new territories as The Burgundies expanded in Crona and across the seas during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Senators

The Citizens Court of the National Assembly traces its roots to the Golden Council of Ten and consisted of individuals appointed by the monarch to specified senatorial offices. The senatorial offices may be divided into three types:

  • ecclesiastical, that is the entire Catholic episcopate (all bishops and archbishops) of The Burgundies;
  • territorial, provincial governors, and some large municipal leaders;
  • ministers of the royal and grand-ducal cabinets, for the Crown and for constituent countires respectively.

Bishops, governors, and mayors of major cities were considered greater senators (BG: senideurs majors), or presiding senators (BG: senideurs presidints) as they were entitled to sit in designated armchairs during the Senate's sessions. The remaining lesser senators (BG: senideurs menors) were also known as standing senators (BG: senideurs de peu) as they were sitting wherever they could find a place behind the presiding senators.

The Archbishop of Rabascall, Burgundie's first formal capital city until 1264, also holding the title of Primate of Burgundie, was the highest ranking senator who also served as an interrex (an acting great prince) during a vacancy of the royal throne. The Lord Mayor of Vilaurustre, Burgundie's capital from 1452 until the present day, is the highest ranking secular senator. His precedence before the Governor of the Isle of Burgundie dated back to the aid rendered to Protestants by the Duke of the Isle of Burgundie during the Great Confessional War in 1475, for which Pope X punished him by making his office inferior to that of the local castellan in the Holy Levantine Empire's Diet. The Archbishop of Rabascall and his ecclesiastical colleagues insisted on the tradition being honored in the new Citizens Court of the National Assembly.

Color coding
Ecclesiastical Greater territorial Lesser territorial Cabinet ministers
# English title Burgundian title Type Rank Territory Notes
1 Archbishop of Rabascall Arquebisbe de Rabascall ecclesiastical greater Archbishopric of Rabascall Primate of Burgundie
2 Archbishop of Vilauristre Arquebisbe de Vilauristre ecclesiastical greater Archbishopric of Vilauristre
3 Archbishop of NordHalle Arquebisbe de NordHalle ecclesiastical greater Archbishopric of NordHalle
4 Archbishop of Tareige Arquebisbe de Tareige ecclesiastical greater Archbishopric of Tareige
5 Bishop of Mattiusvale Bisbe de Mattiusvale ecclesiastical greater Bishopric of Mattiusvale
6 Bishop of Mattiusvale Bisbe de Mattiusvale ecclesiastical greater Bishopric of Mattiusvale
7 Archbishop of Hivernille Arquebisbe d'Hivernille ecclesiastical greater Archbishopric of Hivernille Primate of the Alvarian Kilikas
8 Archbishop of the Burgundian Seas Arquebisbe des mars Burgones ecclesiastical greater Archbishopric of the Burgundian Seas Primate of the Burgundians Upon the Waves
9 Archbishop of Drovan Arquebisbe de Drovan ecclesiastical greater Archbishopric of Drovan Primate of Flordeterra
10 Archbishop of the Strait Arquebisbe d'Estret ecclesiastical greater Archbishopric of the Straight
11 Archbishop of Estia Arquebisbe d'Estia ecclesiastical greater Archbishopric of the Burgundians in Latium
12 ecclesiastical greater
13 ecclesiastical greater
14 ecclesiastical greater
15 ecclesiastical greater
16 ecclesiastical greater
17 ecclesiastical greater
18 Lord Mayor of Vilauristre Meseinor de Vilauristre territorial greater Vilauristre
19 President of the Isle of Burgundie Presidint della Assembly et Regim damunt l'Illa Burgones territorial greater Isle of Burgundie
20 territorial greater
21 territorial greater
22 territorial greater
23 territorial greater
24 territorial greater
25 territorial greater
26 territorial greater
27 territorial greater
28 territorial greater
29 territorial greater
30 territorial greater
31 territorial greater
32 territorial greater
33 territorial greater
34 territorial greater
35 territorial greater
36 territorial greater
37 territorial greater
38 territorial greater
39 territorial greater
40 territorial greater
41 territorial greater
42 territorial lesser
43 territorial lesser
44 territorial lesser
45 territorial lesser
46 territorial lesser
47 territorial lesser
48 territorial lesser
49 territorial lesser
50 territorial lesser
51 territorial lesser
52 territorial lesser
53 territorial lesser
54 territorial lesser
55 cabinet lesser
56 cabinet lesser

etc etc etc

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