Definition of point of order in English:

point of order

Pronunciation /pɔɪnt əv/


  • A query in a formal debate or meeting as to whether correct procedure is being followed.

    ‘The member did not say whether that was a point of order or a supplementary question.’
    • ‘Whether the points of order are valid is a completely different question.’
    • ‘In his point of order the member asked whether the Minister addressed the question.’
    • ‘I want to raise with you a point of order about questioning the decisions of the Speaker.’
    • ‘The member cannot do that by way of a point of order, because the question itself is in order.’
    • ‘The point is that it is not for the Prime Minister to answer a question raised in a point of order.’
    • ‘I ask the senior Government whip whether she interjected during the point of order.’
    • ‘I wonder whether he will stand up on a point of order and say that it is not him, so that we can cross one off.’
    • ‘The second part of the point of order was not a point of order; it is a matter for debate.’
    • ‘How many Protestants would put aside their theological points of order for the sake of church unity?’
    • ‘He did refer to the Greens, but I do not recall him referring to you since the other point of order.’
    • ‘Charlie had to take a point of order there and then, and make a personal explanation later.’
    • ‘I listened carefully to the points of order, and also to the questions and the answer.’
    • ‘No, the member is putting his own construction on the question, and that is not a point of order.’
    • ‘The point of order will be that that question was addressed in her capacity as the party leader.’
    • ‘Of course the member has the right to raise a point of order if he wants to take objection to a question.’
    • ‘The correct procedure when there is a point of order is that it is heard in silence.’
    • ‘I intend to take the vote and then I will hear the points of order.’
    • ‘If members cannot make their points of order succinctly, then we should move on with parliamentary business.’
    • ‘What I suggest is that you hear the points of order in silence and rule at the end, rather than egging on your old team.’