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NOUN (1)

1. a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body;
[syn: closure, cloture, gag rule, gag law]


VERB (1)

1. terminate debate by calling for a vote;
- Example: "debate was closured"
- Example: "cloture the discussion"
[syn: closure, cloture]

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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cloture \Cl[^o]`ture"\, n. [F.] (Parliamentary Practice) See Closure, 5. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

cloture n 1: a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body [syn: closure, cloture, gag rule, gag law] v 1: terminate debate by calling for a vote; "debate was closured"; "cloture the discussion" [syn: closure, cloture]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

20 Moby Thesaurus words for "cloture": cloture by compartment, committee consideration, debate, deliberation, division, filibuster, filibustering, filing, first reading, guillotine, introduction, kangaroo cloture, logrolling, roll call, second reading, steamroller methods, tabling, talkathon, third reading, vote