A parliamentary procedure by which debate is ended and an immediate vote is taken on the matter under discussion.
To apply cloture to (a parliamentary debate).
The parliamentary procedure by which debate is closed and the measure under discussion is put to an immediate vote.
To apply cloture to (a debate, bill, etc.)
(law) 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.