Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
Advanced Dictionary    
Display options
 
Lookup History
cloture

clo·ture

cloture

 
 
pronunciation:
klo chr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb & intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (noun, verb)
part of speech: noun
definition: in U.S. parliamentary procedure, a method of ending debate and causing an immediate vote on the matter being discussed.
The Senate voted to invoke closure in order to end the tactics of delay being employed by a few senators who hoped to round up more votes on their side.
Word CombinationsSubscriber feature About this feature
 
part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: clotured, clotures, cloturing
definition: to end (a debate) by this method.
Word CombinationsSubscriber feature About this feature