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CLOTURE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cloture mean? 

CLOTURE (noun)
  The noun CLOTURE has 1 sense:

1. a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body

  Familiarity information: CLOTURE used as a noun is very rare.


CLOTURE (verb)
  The verb CLOTURE has 1 sense:

1. terminate debate by calling for a vote

  Familiarity information: CLOTURE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CLOTURE (noun)


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Meaning:

A rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

cloture; gag law; gag rule; closure

Hypernyms ("cloture" is a kind of...):

order; parliamentary law; parliamentary procedure; rules of order (a body of rules followed by an assembly)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "cloture"):

closure by compartment; guillotine (closure imposed on the debate of specific sections of a bill)


CLOTURE (verb)


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Meaning:

Terminate debate by calling for a vote

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

closure; cloture

Context examples:

debate was closured / cloture the discussion

Hypernyms (to "cloture" is one way to...):

end; terminate (bring to an end or halt)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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