rules of order

Definitions of rules of order
  1. noun
    a body of rules followed by an assembly
    synonyms: order, parliamentary law, parliamentary procedure
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    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
    standing order
    a rule of order permanently in force
    closure, cloture, gag law, gag rule
    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
    previous question
    a motion calling for an immediate vote on the main question under discussion by a deliberative assembly
    closure by compartment, guillotine
    closure imposed on the debate of specific sections of a bill
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    prescript, rule
    prescribed guide for conduct or action
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