Duhaime's Law Dictionary


Carry Definition:

The observation or declaration by the chair of a meeting that a member’s motion has passed or attained the requisite majority vote, and is thus converted into a resolution of the whole meeting or organization.

Related Terms: Motion, Resolution

In parliamentary law and procedure, a motion submitted to a meeting of an organization is of no legal import as far as the organization is concerned, and remains nothing more than the proposal of a single member, until it passes by obtaining the requisite vote.

If the motion obtained the necessary number of votes, the chairperson is required to declare the motion as having "carried", which is the event at which a motion converts to a resolution.

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