Definition of Rules of order

1. Noun. A body of rules followed by an assembly.

Exact synonyms: Order, Parliamentary Law, Parliamentary Procedure
Generic synonyms: Prescript, Rule
Specialized synonyms: Interpellation, Standing Order, Closure, Cloture, Gag Law, Gag Rule, Point Of Order, Previous Question
Examples of category: Mover, Proposer
Specialized synonyms: Robert's Rules Of Order



Lexicographical Neighbors of Rules Of Order

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rulemakings
rulemonger
rulemongers
ruler
rulered
rulering
rulers
rulership
rulerships
rules
rules against perpetuities
rules are made to be broken
rules lawyer
rules lawyers
rules of order (current term)
rules of the road
rules of thumb
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ruleset
rulesets
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rulest
ruleth
rulier
ruliest
ruling
ruling on
ruling pen

Literary usage of Rules of order

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

1. Journal of the Proceedings of the ... Annual Convention of the Protestant by Episcopal Church, Episcopal Church Diocese of Michigan, Diocese of Michigan (1914)
"The following resolution offered by the Chancellor of the Diocese, Mr. James Cosslett Smith, was adopted: Amendment to Rules of Order. ..."

2. The Cumulative Book Index by H.W. Wilson Company (1911)
"Hugh, D: D. Bulletin concerning rural schools and their consolidation, pa. '09. State normal school, Greeley, Colo. rules of order. Scanlan, C: M. *50c. ..."

3. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1915)
"See Kings and rulers rules of order. See Parliamentary practice Rumania Hungarian tyranny and Roumanian suffering. ..."

4. Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856: From Gales and by United States Congress, Thomas Hart Benton (1858)
"... under which rules of order can be made applicable to this House. If the Vice President has any power in relation to this matter, except to expound and ..."

5. Parliamentary Practice: An Introduction to Parliamentary Law by Henry Martyn Robert (1921)
"The distinction between constitutions, by-laws, and rules of order, and what each should contain is more fully described in ROR pp. 264-269. ..."

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