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cloture


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Closure  \Clo"sure\  (?,  135),  n.  [Of.  closure,  L.  clausura,  fr 
  clauedere  to  shut.  See  {Close},  v.  t.] 
  1.  The  act  of  shutting;  a  closing;  as  the  closure  of  a 
  chink. 
 
  2.  That  which  closes  or  shuts;  that  by  which  separate  parts 
  are  fastened  or  closed. 
 
  Without  a  seal,  wafer,  or  any  closure  whatever. 
  --Pope. 
 
  3.  That  which  incloses  or  confines;  an  inclosure. 
 
  O  thou  bloody  prison  .  .  .  Within  the  guilty  closure 
  of  thy  walls  Richard  the  Second  here  was  hacked  to 
  death.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  A  conclusion;  an  end  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  5.  (Parliamentary  Practice)  A  method  of  putting  an  end  to 
  debate  and  securing  an  immediate  vote  upon  a  measure 
  before  a  legislative  body.  It  is  similar  in  effect  to  the 
  previous  question.  It  was  first  introduced  into  the 
  British  House  of  Commons  in  1882.  The  French  word 
  {cl[^o]ture}  was  originally  applied  to  this  proceeding. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cloture  \Cl[^o]`ture"\,  n.  [F.]  (Parliamentary  Practice) 
  See  {Closure},  5. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cloture 
  n  :  a  rule  for  ending  debate  in  a  deliberative  body  [syn:  {closure}, 
  {gag  rule}] 
  v  :  terminate  and  take  a  vote;  "Closure  a  debate"  [syn:  {closure}] 




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