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point of order

n. pl. points of order
A question as to whether the present proceedings are in order or allowed by the rules of parliamentary procedure.
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point of order

n, pl points of order
(Parliamentary Procedure) 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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point′ of or′der


n.
a question raised as to whether proceedings are in order, or in conformity with parliamentary law.
[1745–55]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.point of order - a question as to whether the current proceedings are allowed by parliamentary procedure
parliamentary law, parliamentary procedure, rules of order, order - a body of rules followed by an assembly
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Translations

point of order

n (in debate) → mozione f d'ordine
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Jerry Alagbaso to raise a point of order was frustrated as a majority of the lawmakers loyal to the Speaker shouted him down.
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The deputy speaker then gave the mic to Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) MNA Nafisa Shah to raise the point of order.
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Earlier, responding to a point of order with regard to the rights of religious minorities, Speaker Ayaz Sadiq told JUI-F's Asiya Nasir that the minorities are equal citizens of Pakistan.
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