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Parliamentary law   /pˌɑrləmˈɛntəri lɔ/   Listen
Parliamentary law

A body of rules followed by an assembly.  Synonyms: order, parliamentary procedure, rules of order.

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"Parliamentary law" Quotes from Famous Books

... suggesting Professor Peirce himself for chairman. Naturally this met with no opposition; then I waited for the others to go on. But they seemed determined to throw the whole onus of the matter on me. This was the more embarrassing, because I believe that, in parliamentary law and custom, the mover of a resolution of this sort has a prescribed right to be chairman of the committee which he proposes shall be appointed. If not chairman, it would seem that he ought at any rate to be a member. ...
— The Reminiscences of an Astronomer • Simon Newcomb

Words linked to "Parliamentary law" :   prescript, gag law, closure, previous question, interpellation, Robert's Rules of Order, proposer, cloture, point of order, mover, rules of order, standing order, rule, gag rule

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