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cloture definition

  • noun:
    • A parliamentary process where discussion is concluded and an instantaneous vote is taken on matter under discussion. Also referred to as closure.
    • In legislative assemblies that permit unlimited debate (filibuster); a motion, treatment or rule, in which debate is ended so that a vote may be taken from the matter. Including, in the United States Senate, a three-fifths vast majority vote of the human anatomy is required to invoke cloture and terminate discussion.
  • verb-transitive:
    • to utilize cloture to (a parliamentary debate).
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