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a body of rules followed by an assembly
rules of order
Robert's Rules of Order
a book of rules for presiding over a meeting; written by Henry M. Martin in 1876 and subsequently updated through many editions
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(parliament) a parliamentary procedure of demanding that a government official explain some act or policy
a rule of order permanently in force
a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body
point of order
a question as to whether the current proceedings are allowed by parliamentary procedure
a motion calling for an immediate vote on the main question under discussion by a deliberative assembly
closure by compartment
closure imposed on the debate of specific sections of a bill
prescribed guide for conduct or action
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