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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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When a director told him the by-laws required using Roberts Rules of Order, he asked her to send him the applicable section from the by-laws.
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Caption: Irwin Young (right), SmithChem & Young, presents an engraved copy of Roberts Rules of Order to newly installed President, Shaun Julian, E.M.
This allows us to bypass some of the constraints/formalities of conducting a meeting with Roberts Rules of Order, and have a more informal discussion of this topic.
"I think you will not see Harry Reid run 'Roberts Rules of Order' circles around McConnell," says Chuck Todd, the editor of National Journal's Hotline, and a veteran Washington political observer.
The sessions were lengthy with much discussion from the floor and testing of the president, parliamentarian and Roberts Rules of Order.
Review the sections regarding quorum, maintaining order and meeting procedures that tend to follow a type of "Roberts Rules of Order" procedure (a mover, seconder, discussion and calling for the question).
A number of presentations focused on topics of interest to the leadership, including a summary of the current literature in leadership, a seminar on "Roberts Rules of Order," a discussion of the leadership vision of the organization and a time for each Board member to formulate his or her leadership vision for the organization and role in that vision.