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The motion in parliamentary procedure to take an immediate vote on the main question being considered or on any other questions so designated.
1. (Parliamentary Procedure) (in the House of Commons) a motion to drop the present topic under debate, put in order to prevent a vote
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in the House of Lords and US legislative bodies) a motion to vote on a bill or other question without delay
a parliamentary motion that a vote be taken at once on the main question, cutting off further debate.
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|Noun||1.||previous question - a motion calling for an immediate vote on the main question under discussion by a deliberative assembly|
parliamentary law, parliamentary procedure, rules of order, order - a body of rules followed by an assembly