Parliamentary Procedure Resources: Glossary of Parliamentarian Terms
There are many, many terms and definitions associated with Parmliamentary Procedure. Hopefully this glossary of terms will help you better understand Robert's Rules of Order, agendas, meeting minutes, motions, meeting rules and formats, and the parliamentary process.
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A shortcut term for the motion Lay on the Table.
The effect of this motion is to resume consideration of a motion that was Laid on the Table earlier in the present session or in the previous session of the organization. When a motion is Taken from the Table, it has everything adhering to it exactly as it was when it was Laid on the Table.
A meeting in which the participants are connected by telephone technology or other technology that allows someone from a distance to participate.
People elected or appointed to count votes.
The duration of the period for which a person is elected or appointed to an office or position.
An equal number of affirmative and negative votes. It is not required that tie votes be broken since, if a majority vote is needed, the motion fails because it lacks a majority vote.
The officer entrusted with the custody of the organization's funds and the maintenance of the financial records of the organization.
Having at least twice as many votes in favor of a motion as there were against the motion.