cloture


clo·ture

noun \ˈklō-chər\

Definition of CLOTURE

:  the closing or limitation of debate in a legislative body especially by calling for a vote
cloture transitive verb

Origin of CLOTURE

French clôture, literally, closure, alteration of Middle French closure
First Known Use: 1871

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism

Rhymes with CLOTURE

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