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.
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.
|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|
|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|
etc etc etc