Robert's Rules of Order

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Robert's Rules of Order:

see parliamentary lawparliamentary law,
rules under which deliberative bodies conduct their proceedings. In English-speaking countries these are based on the practice of the British Parliament, chiefly in the House of Commons.
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1837–1923, American military engineer, b. Robertville, S.C., grad. West Point, 1857. He is best known as the author of a book on parliamentary law, Pocket Manual of Rules of Order for Deliberative Assemblies
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Robert’s Rules of Order

manual of parliamentary procedure by General Robert. [Am. Hist.: Hart, 717]
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The first Robert's Rules of Order was published in 1876 by Henry Martyn Robert as a small book of rules designed specifically for non-government organizations in ordinary society.
Robert's Rules of Order has brought order to millions of meetings.
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A good start,'' new council President Eric Garcetti said as he presided over his first meeting and thumbed through a copy of a new edition of Robert's Rules of Order.
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The rules contained in the current edition of Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised shall govern the Associations meetings in all cases in which they are applicable, and in which they are not inconsistent with the Articles of Incorporation, the Bylaws of the Association and any special rules of order the Association may adopt.
These range from the encyclopedic Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised, 10th Edition (2000, Perseus Publishing) to more streamlined authorities such as The Standard Code of Parliamentary Procedure, 4th Edition (2000, McGraw-Hill Trade), Modern Parliamentary Procedure (1994, American Psychological Association), and several others in between.
Note to self: Do read Robert's Rules of Order before the next convention.
Deciding by consensus gave way to Robert's Rules of Order.
He also noted that Robert's Rules of Order calls for blanks to be considered abstentions, and he questioned whether delegates who affirmatively chose to vote "blank'' could be disenfranchised if their votes were not counted.
Not that we're up on Robert's Rules of Order, but will that come before or after the council tries to pass a law seeking royalties for any outsiders' use of the word ``smog'' .