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Henry M. Robert (1837–1923).  Robert’s Rules of Order Revised.  1915.

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of subsidiary motions, but the incidental motion to object to the consideration of a question cannot be made while a subsidiary motion is pending, as the objection is only legitimate against an original main motion just after it is stated, before it has been debated or there has been any subsidiary motion stated. The following list comprises most of those that may arise:

Incidental Motions.
Questions of Order and Appeal 21
Suspension of the Rules 22
Objection to the Consideration of a Question 23
Division of a Question, and Consideration by Paragraph or Seriatim 24
Division of the Assembly, and Motions relating to Methods of Voting, or-
to Closing or to Reopening the Polls 25
Motions relating to Methods of Making, or to Closing or to Reopening Nominations     26
Requests growing out of Business Pending or that has just been pending; as, a-
Parliamentary Inquiry, a Request for Information, for Leave to Withdraw a-
Motion, to Read Papers, to be Excused from a Duty, or for any other Privilege 27

14. Privileged Motions

   are such as, while not relating to the pending question, are of so great importance as to require them to take precedence of all other questions, and, on account of this high privilege, they are undebatable. They cannot have any subsidiary


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