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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A tactic for delaying or obstructing legislation by making long speeches; A legislator who gives long speeches in an effort to delay or obstruct legislation that he (or she) opposes v. - Obstruct deliberately by delaying.

Usage examples (33)
  • The president faces the prospect of filibusters in the Senate to block his latest policy to be legislated.
  • I agree that removing the filibuster is a bad idea.
  • But the filibuster is the reason there is a NEED for sixty votes.
  • All it takes to eliminate the filibuster is a ruling from the chair, backed up by 51 votes. for more
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