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MOCAO [1 record]

Record 1 2011-07-11


Subject field(s)
  • Parliamentary Language
  • Meetings and Assemblies (Administration)

A proposal made for the purpose of eliciting a decision of the House.


Every matter is determined in the House of Commons upon a question put by the Speaker, on a proposition submitted by a Member ... This proposition, called a motion, is a proposal moved by one Member, in accordance with certain well-established rules, that the House do something, or order something to be done ...


A formal proposal made in a deliberative assembly.


Motions can be oral or in writing, the written form being known a resolution.


A motion is generally proposed by an individual, usually a member of the body, for the consideration of the body as a whole.


  • Vocabulaire parlementaire
  • Réunions et assemblées (Administration)

Proposition faite dans une assemblée délibérante par un de ses membres.


La Chambre des communes décide de toute question par la mise au voix dont se charge le président [...]. Une motion est une proposition formulée par un député, conformément à certaines règles bien établies, portant que la Chambre prenne certaines mesures, ou ordonne que ces mesures soient prises [...]


«motion» est préférable à «proposition» lorsqu'il s'agit d'une question de procédure.


Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Lenguaje parlamentario
  • Reuniones y asambleas (Administración)

Proposición hecha en una sesión del pleno del Congreso.


Moción por la que se insta al Gobierno a la adopción de determinadas medidas en materia ferroviaria [...]


Dado que los sistemas latinoamericanos se basan en el sistema francés (bicameral) con separación de poderes, el concepto para el término "moción" en español puede tener diferencias con sus equivalentes en otras lenguas.


Aprobar, conceder, consignar, discutir, formular, presentar, someter a votación una moción.

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