Objection to Consideration of a Question Law and Legal Definition

Objection to consideration of a question as used in parliamentary law refers to a motion that suppresses a main motion, especially one that will or may inflame controversy, immediately and without debate. Such objections are used when the original main motion is of a delicate or personal nature, or is contentious or inflammatory or is irrelevant, unprofitable, or otherwise objectionable or discriminatory. The motion can be avoided altogether by instantly objecting to the consideration of the question.