Any member of the English house of commons who wishes to propose any question, or to “move the house,” as it is termed, must, in order to give the house due notice of his Intention, state the form or nature of his motion on a previous day, and have it entered in a book termed the “order-book;” and the motions so entered, the house arranges, shall be considered on particular days, and such motions or matters, when the day arrives for their being considered, are then termed the “orders of the day.” Brown. A similar practice obtains in the legislative bodies of this country.

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