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Noun: cloture  klow-chur
Usage: N. Amer
  1. A rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body
    - closure, gag rule, gag law
Verb: cloture  klow-chur
Usage: N. Amer
  1. Terminate debate by calling for a vote
    "cloture the discussion";
    - closure

Derived forms: cloturing, clotures, clotured

Type of: end, order, parliamentary law, parliamentary procedure, rules of order, terminate

Encyclopedia: Cloture