Order

passengerman

Senior Member
chinese
Hi all,

I hear the Speaker of the House saying 'order' when speaking like following example. What does "order" mean here?

Mr. Speaker: Order. There is an understandable air of anticipation in the Chamber at this time, which is reflected in a large number of rather noisy private conversations. Let us have a bit of order for the new parliamentary leader of Plaid Cymru.

Thanks,
Prime Minister’s Questions: 16 September 2015 - News from Parliament
 
  • PaulQ

    Senior Member
    UK
    English - England
    Order! -> [The house will] Come to order! -> [The house will] Be orderly!

    orderly - WordReference.com Dictionary of English
    adj.
    1. arranged or organized in a neat manner or in a regular sequence:eek:rderly closets.
    2. willing or liking to organize things in a neat manner:an orderly housekeeper.
    3. observing or obeying laws, rules, or discipline;
      well-behaved;
      law-abiding:an orderly crowd.
     
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