Definition of parliamentary procedure in English:

parliamentary procedure

noun

  • 1A rule that defines how a particular situation is to be handled, or a particular outcome achieved, in a legislature or deliberative body.

    • ‘Corruption in the House of Commons and criticisms of its unrepresentative make-up led to calls for the modernisation of parliamentary procedures.’
    • ‘By using parliamentary procedures at the initial meeting, organizers will expedite business and gain experience in conducting business meetings.’
    • ‘Using this ancient parliamentary procedure brings Parliament into disrepute, what's going on here?’
    • ‘‘The old parliamentary procedure for 20 minutes and a vote doesn't serve the church well when you are dealing with terribly complex issues,’ he said.’
    • ‘It is difficult to say whether the coming session of Parliament will witness democratic processes and parliamentary procedures back on the rails or not.’
    • ‘Because of parliamentary procedures, the likeliest scenario is a no-confidence vote in early December, making for an election in mid-January.’
    • ‘Government changes to parliamentary procedures cannot be successfully introduced without the support of the Opposition.’
    • ‘The Senate used a parliamentary procedure, called a resolution of disapproval - used only once before in history - to pass a bill repealing all the new regulations.’
    • ‘We use the same principles, standards, and parliamentary procedures that a board of directors in any multimillion-dollar corporation might use.’
    • ‘David Blunkett, the home secretary, is using a little known parliamentary procedure to avoid a full scale debate in the Commons or Lords to push through changes to the US-UK extradition treaty he agreed this year.’
    • ‘He had spent a political lifetime trying to instil the habits of democracy in his people - a disdain for dictators, a respect for parliamentary procedures, an abiding faith in the constitutional system.’
    • ‘Our modern-day parliamentary procedures are a little more sophisticated but the basic values and principles seem to me not to have changed at all.’
    • ‘The programme is intended to introduce students to parliamentary procedures and promote awareness about democratic values.’
    • ‘They have marched here many times before in large numbers before, but this time many recognized parliamentary arithmetic and parliamentary procedures are against them.’
    • ‘But when Andren tried to get his proposal drafted, he found the Government was using an arcane parliamentary procedure to prevent the House of Representatives even debating the increase.’
    • ‘This includes, naturally enough, the legal and political institutions of society, such as laws, law courts, and parliamentary procedures.’
    • ‘Others say that the parliamentary procedures won't allow the thing to go through in the time.’
    • ‘He has been elevated through the ranks perhaps too quickly, has not learnt parliamentary procedures, and is struggling in his jobs.’
    • ‘That legislation will allow the proper parliamentary procedure to occur, and submissions will be able to be heard not in 28 days but in a time that is appropriate to hear them properly, so that we can have well-considered legislation.’
    • ‘It argued that difficulties had been encountered in the parliamentary procedures which were required to abolish the offending measure, and which were outside its control.’
  • 2Parliamentary law.

    • ‘The information presented about parliamentary procedure during the HOD was very interesting.’
    • ‘‘The motion has been proposed and seconded,’ Mark announced in keeping with standard parliamentary procedure.’
    • ‘At school she is busy with FFA, competing in soil judging, parliamentary procedure and livestock judging teams.’
    • ‘This was ‘turning parliamentary procedure on its head,’ he fulminated and anyway, look at the press gallery - hadn't the Presiding Officer himself been leaking and briefing himself?’
    • ‘Adoption of a management structure that operates in a fair, open, democratic and ethical way, under the rule of law, in accordance with modern standards of parliamentary procedure.’
    • ‘Their willingness to resort to military provocations, break with parliamentary procedure, and ignore the elected government underscore their contempt for working people who have repeatedly indicated their opposition to the war.’
    • ‘As a clinician, she frequently gives programs on parliamentary procedure as well as various piano pedagogy topics.’
    • ‘I think he needs to review the rules on parliamentary procedure and when it is required to make a Point of Order.’
    • ‘‘The Government has every intention of having the referendums later this year, as long as parliamentary procedure allows that,’ said Mr Caborn.’
    • ‘At it, the opposition demanded the resignation of Speaker Yordan Sokolov for alleged constant violation of the rules of parliamentary procedure.’
    • ‘Both House sessions will follow strict parliamentary procedure.’
    • ‘We should all thank those who attended for their creativity, commitment, and perseverance during this rather dry exercise in parliamentary procedure!’
    • ‘Students coming to TeenPact do not just read a book about how a bill becomes a law, they write their own bill and pass it in a mock legislation using parliamentary procedure!’
    • ‘Meanwhile, the rules for day-to-day parliamentary procedure are an enigma to many.’
    • ‘At first the debate focused on parliamentary procedure.’
    • ‘Moreover, it had seemed to him during last November's abortion debate that Flood-Beaubrun had behaved in a manner more in keeping with parliamentary procedure than had her colleagues.’
    • ‘Neither in top level negotiations between companies, nor in settling community disputes do most people abide by formal rules based on parliamentary procedure.’
    • ‘This is too important to be left to parliamentary procedure and must be given to the people.’
    • ‘Slightly over two-thirds noted their CSO's used parliamentary procedure during business meetings.’
    • ‘And it is true that the Nazis and the German parliament did practice disruption of parliamentary procedure, but they also engaged in street fighting where they brutally killed their political opponents.’