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 In’stitutes (3 syl.).Insu’bri. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Instructions to the Committee.
 
A Parliamentary dodge for empowering a Committee of the House to do what a Committee would not otherwise be empowered to do.   1
   An “Instruction” must be supplementary and auxiliary to the Bill under consideration.   2
   It must fall within the general scope and framework of the Bill in question.   3
   It must not form the substance of a distinct measure.   4
 


 In’stitutes (3 syl.).Insu’bri. 

 
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