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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The motion in parliamentary procedure to take an immediate vote on the main question being considered or on any other questions so designated.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. See under Question, and compare Closure.
  • n. a question put to a parliamentary assembly upon the motion of a member, in order to ascertain whether it is the will of the body to vote at once, without further debate, on the subject under consideration.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a motion calling for an immediate vote on the main question under discussion by a deliberative assembly


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