point of order


point of order
Parl. Proc.
a question raised as to whether proceedings are in order, or in conformity with parliamentary law.
[1745-55]

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  • point of order — plural points of order n formal a rule used to organize an official meeting on a point of order (=according to a rule) ▪ One MP raised an objection on a point of order …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • point of order — ► NOUN (pl. points of order) ▪ a query in a formal debate or meeting as to whether correct procedure is being followed …   English terms dictionary

  • point of order — noun count a question about whether something is against the rules of a meeting …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • point of order — n. a question as to whether the rules of parliamentary procedure are being observed …   English World dictionary

  • Point of order — For the 1964 documentary film, see Point of Order (film). For other uses see Point A point of order is a matter raised during consideration of a motion concerning the rules of parliamentary procedure.Explanation and usesinfobox motion name =… …   Wikipedia

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  • point of order — points of order N COUNT: usu sing In a formal debate, a point of order is an official complaint that someone makes because the rules about how the debate is meant to be organized have been broken. [FORMAL] A point of order was raised in… …   English dictionary

  • point of order — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms point of order : singular point of order plural points of order a question about whether something is against the rules of a meeting …   English dictionary

  • point of order — noun (C) formal a rule connected with the organization of an official meeting: One MP raised an objection on a point of order …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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