Question of privilege

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(Parliamentary practice) a question which concerns the security of a member of a legislative body in his special privileges as such.

See also: Privilege

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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As a point of personal privilege, I want to thank all of the nurses in our state for what you do every day to protect, advocate and support the patients of New Mexico.
On September 17, 2018, Leona Alleslev (Aurora-- Oak Ridges--Richmond Hill) rose on a point of personal privilege to announce her departure from the Liberal caucus and began sitting as a member of the Conservative caucus.
On June 9, 1954, during the Army-McCarthy hearings, Welch, who was the chief counsel for the Army, famously asked the committee chairman if he might speak on a point of personal privilege. What he said that day was so profound that it has become enshrined as a pivotal moment in defense of American values against those who would lay waste to them.
As a point of personal privilege, General Thurman, let me also note that I'm looking forward to 2021, when your beloved Oklahoma Sooners are next scheduled to play the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
Just as the debate on the question was about to ensue yesterday, it was interrupted on a point of personal privilege, at which point 10 senators scurried to the president's rostrum with many worried about the possibility their texting liberties on the Senate floor were in danger.
As a point of personal privilege, I also add that some of the vignettes made me nostalgic for the days when a few discreetly placed *'s could save me from images and vocabularies I have tried to avoid in my life.
Finally, allow me a point of personal privilege, to mention an excerpt from my new book, "Going Dirty: The Art of Negative Campaigning," (Rowman & Littlefield, 2006).
Two days later, the Board of Directors called a meeting, where Judge Bolin spoke on a point of personal privilege. She made it clear that she had accepted, and therefore was not addressing, the Nominating Committee's decision not to re-nominate her for Board membership.
There are other examples but these will do for the time being, though let me take a moment for a point of personal privilege and note the Brooklyn Dodgers, a laughing-stock team synonymous with "Wait till next year." From 1921 through 1940, they rarely finished in the first division.
Raising a point of personal privilege, he said that since his family descended from pro-Union Louisianans, he had no trouble being called an abolitionist.
Rising on a point of personal privilege on April 1, 2015, Mr.