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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.
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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
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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
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