The rules and rulings under which legislatures conduct their business.
the manner in which legislative business is conducted
a body of rules followed by an assembly
The unwritten traditions and written rules for conducting the Assembly's business. The unwritten traditions have been handed down in Britain and Canada for hundreds of years and are the foundation for the written rules, which each individual Assembly writes.
The purpose is to expedite business and assist harmonious consideration of difference of opinions of members present at meetings and to protect the rights of absent members.
The rules and traditions that determine how the Senate and House of Commons carry out their business.
The rules by which the Senate and the House of Commons conduct their business. Decisions by the Speaker are based on these rules.
Parliamentary procedure is the name given to the set of rules governing the decision-making process used by a deliberative assembly.