call to order


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call to order

To formally begin or open (something), as of a meeting, trial, convention, etc. It is my pleasure to call to order our first meeting of the year!
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call to order

Formally open a meeting; also, bid people to obey the rules. For example, The chairman used his gavel to call everyone to order, or The judge called the spectators to order and threatened to make them leave. [Early 1800s]
See also: call, order