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Parliamentary law   /pˌɑrləmˈɛntəri lɔ/   Listen
Parliamentary law

A body of rules followed by an assembly.  Synonyms: order, parliamentary procedure, rules of order.

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"Parliamentary law" Quotes from Famous Books

... Congress, he went there with the sincerity of a student, determined to master the intricate, peculiar machinery of Congressional legislation. He has become an authority in parliamentary law, and is one of the ...
— Bay State Monthly, Volume II. No. 4, January, 1885 - A Massachusetts Magazine • Various

... to give up Loughton? He made up his mind that he was not so bound unless Lord Chiltern should demand from him that he should do so; but, nevertheless, he was uneasy in his position. It was quite true that the seat now was his for this session by all parliamentary law, even though the electors themselves might wish to be rid of him, and that Lord Brentford could not even open his mouth upon the matter in a tone more loud than that of a whisper. But Phineas, feeling that he had consented to accept the favour of a corrupt seat from Lord Brentford, felt also ...
— Phineas Finn - The Irish Member • Anthony Trollope

... the minority, had been for twelve years a member of the House, having been first elected at the age of thirty-three. He was a brilliant debater, well versed in parliamentary law, and at all points fully equipped for the conflict. With the exception of Henry Clay, the House of Representatives has probably never known his equal as a party leader. That he possessed a touch of humor will appear from the following. While ...
— Something of Men I Have Known - With Some Papers of a General Nature, Political, Historical, and Retrospective • Adlai E. Stevenson

Words linked to "Parliamentary law" :   rule, order, parliamentary procedure, interpellation, mover, closure, gag rule, point of order, gag law, Robert's Rules of Order, standing order, prescript, previous question, cloture, proposer

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