Definition of Cloture

1. Noun. A rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body.

Exact synonyms: Closure, Gag Law, Gag Rule
Generic synonyms: Order, Parliamentary Law, Parliamentary Procedure, Rules Of Order
Specialized synonyms: Closure By Compartment, Guillotine
Derivative terms: Closure



2. Verb. Terminate debate by calling for a vote. "Cloture the discussion"
Exact synonyms: Closure
Generic synonyms: End, Terminate
Derivative terms: Closure

Definition of Cloture

1. Noun. (legal) In legislative assemblies that permit unlimited debate (filibuster); a motion, procedure or rule, by which debate is ended so that a vote may be taken on the matter. For example, in the United States Senate, a three-fifths majority vote of the body is required to invoke cloture and terminate debate. ¹

2. Noun. (alternative spelling of cloture) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cloture

1. to end a debate by calling for a vote [v -TURED, -TURING, -TURES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cloture

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clotted
clotted cream
clotter
clottered
clottering
clotters
clottier
clottiest
clotting
clotting factor
clotting time
clottish
clottishness
clotty
cloture (current term)
clotured
clotures
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clotweed
clou
cloud
cloud-built
cloud-burst
cloud-covered
cloud-cuckoo-land
cloud-seeding
cloud 9
cloud bank
cloud base

Literary usage of Cloture

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1. Fraser's Magazine by Thomas Carlyle (1882)
"cloture. IF the political situation was not very satisfactory at the commencement of the year, it can scarcely be said to have improved during the past ..."

2. The Law Review and Quarterly Journal of British and Foreign Jurisprudence by William S. Hein & Company (1848)
"THE cloture REMEDY. WE have very often had our attention directed to the state of the business in Parliament towards the close of each succeeding session. ..."

3. Recent Events and a Clue to Their Solution by Robert Montagu, Lord Robert Montagu (1886)
"... very numerously signed by Liberal members of Parliament, praying for the adoption of a two-thirds majority for the imposition of the cloture, ..."

4. Stray Shots: Political, Military, Economical, and Social by Edward Robert Sullivan (1884)
"... the Land Act, the Bradlaugh case, the cloture, the vote of censure on the House of Lords, would give a startling contradiction to many votes. ..."

5. Summary of the Rules and Procedure of Foreign Parliaments by Reginald Dickinson (1882)
"The rule that the first member who demands permission to speak against the cloture shall be allowed to speak, is considered so important that even a member ..."

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