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

Subject Index

The figures refer usually to the page where the treatment of the subject begins. The arrangement of the work can be most easily seen by examining the Table of Contents (pp. 1–4); its plan is explained in the Introduction (p. 20). If it is desired to find the proper motion to use to accomplish a certain object, turn to page 44. On pages 510 will be found a large amount of information about all the motions in common use, which should be carefully studied so that when the facts are needed they can be quickly found. On those pages will be found, among other things, the circumstances under which any of the common motions may be made; the motions that are in order while a specified motion is pending; and whether a specified motion may be debated, amended, or reconsidered, and whether it requires a two-thirds vote, etc. In the Index under the title, “Motions, List of,” will be found a complete list of motions. To find the details refer to the particular motion in the Index. It is best always to refer to general subjects first, as under them will usually be found all the details. Look under Adjourn, Committee, Debate, Forms, Vote, etc., for illustrations.
Accept, Adopt, or Agree to 223
Adjourn, motion to 60
when not privileged 63
effect upon unfinished business 63
not used in committee of the whole (see Rise) 63
motion to fix the time to which to adjourn 59
Amendment, motion to amend 134
by inserting or adding words 137
by striking out words 138
by striking out and inserting words 139
by inserting or adding, or by striking out, an entire paragraph 140
by substituting one paragraph for another 141
of an amendment 135
of reports of committees or boards 228
of reports or propositions containing several paragraphs 93
of Rules of Order, By-laws, and Constitutions 269


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