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  1. previous questionnoun

    a motion calling for an immediate vote on the main question under discussion by a deliberative assembly


  1. Previous question

    In US parliamentary procedure, the previous question (also known as "calling for the question", "calling the question", "close debate", "calling for a vote", "vote now", or other similar forms) is generally used as a motion to end debate on a pending proposal and bring it to an immediate vote. The meaning of this specialized motion has nothing to do with any question previously considered by the assembly. In the United States Senate and Commonwealth parliaments, a motion for "cloture", or "closure", is used instead to end debate. In those bodies, the "previous question" has a different use and is rarely used or not used at all.


  1. previous question

    A previous question refers to the question or inquiry that was asked immediately before the current question in a discussion, conversation, or examination. It implies reference to the query directed earlier in the sequence of dialogue or written assessment.


  1. Previous question

    Previous question, in parliamentary procedure is a motion to end debate, and the moving of amendments, on any debatable or amendable motion and bring that motion to an immediate vote.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of previous question in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of previous question in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2


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