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"point of order" in British English

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point of ordernoun [C usually singular]

uk   us   formal
an ​occasion on which a ​person in a ​formalmeetingstatestheirbelief that a ​rule of the ​meeting has been ​broken: I would like to raise a ​point of ​order.
(Definition of point of order from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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point of ordernoun [C]

uk   us   (plural points of order)
MEETINGS an occasion on which a ​person in a ​formalmeeting says that something is against the ​rules of the ​meeting: It is never too late to raise a ​point of ​order against the ​motion.
(Definition of point of order from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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