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point of order

noun, Parliamentary Procedure
a question raised as to whether proceedings are in order, or in conformity with parliamentary law.
1745-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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  • In such cases it is never too late to raise a point of order against the motion.
  • point of order sustained against the motion to recommit with instructions.
  • Pending the reservation of a point of order, subsequently the reservation was withdrawn.
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  • Senate point of order against an emergency designation.
  • The presiding officer makes a ruling on the validity of the point of order.
British Dictionary definitions for point of order

point of order

noun (pl) points of order
a question raised in a meeting or deliberative assembly by a member as to whether the rules governing procedures are being breached
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