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abstain
to decline to vote
ad hoc committee
formed to perform a specific duty; temporary (special/subcommittee)
adjourn
to close the meeting
adopt
to agree to an item of business or course of action
agenda
program for a meeting; order of business
amend
to change
amendment
a change in a motion
aye
yes
ballot
to vote; the written or printed form used in voting
chair
person presiding at a meeting
committee
a group of person elected or appointed to do certain things
debate
discussion
division of assembly
ask for a recount of votes by another method
has the floor
has the right to speak, has been acknowledged by the chair to speak
majority
more than half
minutes
an official record of a meeting
motion
a way of persenting an item of business to a meeting for consideration and/or action
order of the day
agenda
pending
describes an order of business not decided; the question is said to be pending after the motion is stated by the chair and before the vote is taken
postpone
delay action on an item of business
previous question
when the 'previous question' is called, this indicates a readiness to vote
pro tem
acting during the absence of another
putting the question
voting
quorum
the majority of the members required to be present before business may be transacted
recess
adjourn for a short period of time
standing committee
a permanent committee
to table, to lay on the table
to delay consideration of an item of business temporarily
teller
the person who counts the vote
yield
to give way to someone or something