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Definition of "clôture" []

  • A parliamentary procedure by which debate is ended and an immediate vote is taken on the matter under discussion. Also called closure. (noun)
  • To apply cloture to (a parliamentary debate). (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "clôture" in a sentence
  • "Why not give the VP the right to provide the 60th vote when cloture is at hand or limit debate to 720 hours (1 Month)?"
  • "The reason the republicans are fighting against cloture is because it's the only chance to stop the Dems from enacting their hyper-partisan agenda."
  • "Seeing us achieve cloture is a new, exciting thing!"