Cloture meaning

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

  • French clôture from Old French closture probably alteration of closure closure closure

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the French clôture, closure.

    From Wiktionary