Definitions for "Point of Order"
A request that the presiding officer rule on a matter of parliamentary procedure.
A member rises to a point of order when he/she questions the propriety of a procedure being followed. A speaker may be interrupted to raise a point of order. If the presiding officer rules on a point of order, his/her decision may be appealed and overturned by a vote of the majority of Members voting.
A claim made by a Senator from the floor that a rule of the Senate is being violated. If the Chair sustains the point of order, the action in violation of the rule is not permitted.