Point of Order Law and Legal Definition

Point of Order is a term of parliamentary law and procedure. It is a matter raised during consideration of a motion concerning the rules of parliamentary procedure. It calls attention of the chair to an alleged violation or breach of the assembly’s or meeting’s rules of order. The motion is sometimes erroneously used to ask a question of information or a question of parliamentary procedure. The chair may rule on the point of order or submit it to the judgment of the assembly. If the chair accepts the point of order, it is said to be sustained or ruled well-taken. If not, it is said to be overruled or ruled not well-taken.