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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body v. - Terminate debate by calling for a vote.

Usage examples (26)
  • cloture is the formal procedure used to end a filibuster.
  • Seeing us achieve cloture is a new, exciting thing!
  • Nowhere in today's editorial does the word cloture or filibuster occur.
  • What happens if a motion for cloture is “vitiated” or there is “no action”? for more
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  • After the "cloture" (a vote of Congress to end a filibuster), they voted on the "closure" (anything that shuts, closes, or ends) of the session.
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