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PARLIAMENTARY TERMS

Adjournment: An adjournment can either be a continuation or termination of a meeting depending on how it is used.

Chair: The chair is the person presiding over the board meeting, normally the president.

Entertain
: The president entertains a motion when s/he accepts or allows it to be brought before the board. Sometimes when the present sees the need for a particular motion to be made, s/he may state that s/he will entertain the particular motion. For example, if everyone looks like they are about to fall asleep, the president can suggest that s/he will entertain a recess for ten minutes. A senator can then make the suggested motion by merely saying, "I so move."

Floor
: A person who has been granted the right to speak by the president has obtained the floor.

Out of order:
Motions, debate, or actions that are not allowed under the rules of a given situation are out of order.

Motions.
Motions are proposals for action by the Board and can only be made by directors. See making motions.

Pending
: A pending motion is one that has been brought before the board and which has not yet been disposed of. A motion can be disposed of in many ways, including the following: referring the question to a committee, postponing the question, or voting to pass or defeat the motion. An immediately pending motion is the one being considered at the time in question.

Question
: The immediately pending motion is often referred to as the question.

Quorum: A quorum is the minimum number of directors required at a meeting to conduct business.

Recess: A recess is a break in a meeting.

Yield
: A motion of low precedence yields to one of higher precedence.

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