Search Result for "cloture":
1. a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body;
[syn: closure, cloture, gag rule, gag law]
1. terminate debate by calling for a vote;
- Example: "debate was closured"
- Example: "cloture the discussion"
[syn: closure, cloture]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Cloture \Cl[^o]`ture"\, n. [F.] (Parliamentary Practice) See Closure, 5. [1913 Webster]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