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clo·ture

cloture

 
 
pronunciation:
klo chr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb & intransitive verb
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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 cloture in order to end the tactics of delay being employed by a few senators who hoped to round up more votes on their side.
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part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: clotures, cloturing, clotured
definition: to end (a debate) by this method.
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