Duhaime's Law Dictionary

Take From The Table Definition:

A term of parliamentary law and procedure that revives a motion that had been, previously tabled.

The motion that brings back to the organization for consideration a motion that had been the subject of a successful motion that it be laid on the table or "tabled".

There is uncertainty at law as to the time deadline within which a motion that has been tabled, can be revived by the motion to "take from the table". Some propose that it has to occur before the end of the meeting.


  • Robert, H., Robert’s Rules of Order, 10th Edition (Cambridge, Mass.: Perseus Publishing, 2000), §34.
  • Taggart, W. J., Horsley’s Meetings – Procedure, Law and Practice, 2nd Edition (Sydney: Butterworth, 1983), ¶915.

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