point of order

noun phrase

: a question or statement about the way things should be done at a meeting, debate, etc.
The senator raised a point of order demanding that debate be allowed to continue.

Examples of point of order in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While her point of order was ultimately withdrawn, Republicans agreed to send the bill back to committee. Lauren McGaughy, Dallas News, 5 May 2023 Morales’ amendment fell victim to a point of order — a procedural challenge — by Rep. Tony Tinderholt, R-Arlington. Patrick Svitek, Chron, 11 May 2023 During debate on the House floor Friday afternoon, Rep. Mary González of Clint raised a procedural tactic known as a point of order against the bill. Lauren McGaughy, Dallas News, 5 May 2023

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“Point of order.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/point%20of%20order. Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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