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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* Contrary to common perception, parliamentary procedure is not synonymous with the book Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised (9th edition, 1990).
According to Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised, once a member has debated the motion, the member has in effect seconded the motion.
NAP uses Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised as its exclusive authority.