Definition of Call to order

1. Verb. Open formally. "The chairman called the meeting to order by pounding his gavel"

Generic synonyms: Open

Definition of Call to order

1. Verb. (transitive) To formally signal the start of a meeting or function ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Call To Order

call outs
call premium
call screening
call sign
call signs
call someone's bluff
call stack
call stacks
call the ball
call the police
call the shots
call the tune
call them as one sees them
call to account
call to mind
call to order (current term)
call to prayer
call to the bar
call up
call ups
call value
call waiting
calla lily
callable bond
callable bonds

Literary usage of Call to order

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Life of John Caldwell Calhoun by John Stilwell Jenkins (1857)
"... call to -order —Opposition to the Measures of Mr. Adams — Reelection of Mr. Calhoun — The Tariff Question — Matured Opinions — Address. ..."

2. The Life and Political Opinions of Martin Van Buren by William M. Holland (1835)
"VAN BUREN'S support of a strict construction of the constitution^ with extracts from his speech on the power of the Vice President to call to order, ..."

3. The Lancet (1898)
"Let us see what the proposed call to order would amount to. ... It is evident that France would not be able to join in the proposed call to order. ..."

4. Millard Fillmore Papers ...: Ed. by Frank H. Severance by Millard Fillmore (1907)
"It also made a distinction between a call to order by the President, and by a Senator, for words spoken, by requiring in the latter case that the ..."

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