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Point of order   /pɔɪnt əv ˈɔrdər/   Listen
Point of order

A question as to whether the current proceedings are allowed by parliamentary procedure.

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"Point of order" Quotes from Famous Books

... solicitude was on nearly every face, as Mr. Mallory, at this critical moment, made the point of order that "a vote to reconsider the vote by which the subject now before the House was disposed of, in June last, requires two-thirds of this Body," and emphatically added: "that two-thirds vote has ...
— The Great Conspiracy, Complete • John Alexander Logan

... they have shown a power of beneficent work most advantageous to the community at large, which even the most sanguine among their promoters could not have anticipated. They have also shown that women can legislate and administrate and rise to the point of order and lay things on the table in a manner as parliamentary and self-restrained as men. For such testimony the world should be thankful, as it never got anything of the kind before. Among the founders of this now ...
— Memories of Jane Cunningham Croly, "Jenny June" • Various

... was not in order at the public sessions of a Standing Committee; and, of course, if his ruling were formally asked he would be bound to follow precedent. He said this with a suavity and a smile which disarmed any possible objector. Nobody raised the formal point of order; so other members "lighted up," and the proceedings went on peacefully to the ...
— The Social History of Smoking • G. L. Apperson

... "I rise to a point of order!" shouted a delegate, obeying a nod from the stage. "The business in hand is the ...
— The Landloper - The Romance Of A Man On Foot • Holman Day

Words linked to "Point of order" :   parliamentary law, order, parliamentary procedure, rules of order

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