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Cloture

Definition of the noun cloture

What does cloture mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: clotures

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

Alternative definition of the noun cloture

noun

  1. [legal] In legislative assemblies that permit unlimited debate (filibuster); a motion, procedure or rule, by which debate is ended so that a vote may be taken on the matter. For example, in the United States Senate, a three-fifths majority vote of the body is required to invoke cloture and terminate debate.

Definition of the verb cloture

What does cloture mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: clotured | cloturing | clotures

  1. terminate debate by calling for a vote
    • example: cloture the discussion
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonym of cloture: closure
    • more generic words: end / terminate = bring to an end or halt

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Cloture

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Google previewNew Outlook (1915)

In particular, in the Senate the question of cloture is already a vital question. Cloture is a method of shutting off debate in ...

Google previewSAT II (1990)

United States History - The Best Test Preparation for the Scholastic Assessment Test II by Gary Land, Ronald John Lettieri

Cloture is a device available only to the Senate according to the Senate's rules. Unlike the larger House of Representatives, the Senate allows unlimited debate on all bills. Because of its fear that a small minority of Senators may wish to ...

Google previewThe Cambridge Review (1883)

The Cloture is an attempt to override the bulwarks of our constitution; Liberalism itself is a sham. Mr. E. J. GBIFFi'riis (Downing) defended the action of the Government, and asked hon. members not to be led away by the florid oratory of the last ...

Google previewCongressional Record

At the end of the day, the vote for cloture is an affirmative vote for the Federal funding of abortion. There is no way ...

Google previewAmerican Political Culture: An Encyclopedia [3 volumes] (2015)

An Encyclopedia by Mark J. Rozell, Ted G. Jelen

The addition of a cloture procedure (Rule 22) to the Senate's Standing Rules did not fix the problem of too many filibusters. In fact, the frequency of filibustering increased the use ...

Google previewThe Presidential-Congressional Political Dictionary (2007)

by Jeffrey M. Elliot, Sheikh R. Ali

Cloture (Rule 22) A device used in the Senate to end a filibuster, other than by unanimous consent. Cloture requires that three-fifths of the full Senate (60 votes if there are no vacancies) vote in the affirmative in order to terminate debate.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the U.S. Congress (2011)

by Scot Schraufnagel

CLOTURE. Cloture is a rule allowing a supermajority of the members of a legislative body to set a time limit on debate over a ...

Google previewSafire's Political Dictionary (2008)

by William Safire

use the cloture to arrest necessary discussion.” Following its introduction, this method of shutting off debate became known in England as closure, spelled with an s.

Google previewWINSTON'S CUMULATIVE LOOSE-LEAF ENCYCLOPEDIA A COMPREHENSIVE REFERENCE BOOK (1921)

Cloture. Cloud. thread. The three appear in Hesiod as the (laughters of Zeus and Themis. In art Clotho was represented by the spindle, Lachesis by the globe, and Atropos by a sundial f!1n+TirA the closing of debate in a leg- ...

Google previewWINSTON'S CUMULATIVE LOOSE-LEAF ENCYCLOPEDIA A COMPREHENSIVE REFERENCE WORK (1922)

by THOMASE E. FINEGAN

Cloture. Cloud. thread. The three appear in Hesiod as the daughters of Zeus and Themis. In art Clotho was represented by the spindle, Lachesis by the globe, and Atropos by a sundial. f!lr»tTirp th° closing of debate in a leg- viutute, islative ...

Google previewWinston's Cumulative ... Encyclopedia (1917)

A Comprehensive Reference Book

Cloture. Cloud. thread. The three appear in Hesiod as the daughters of Zeus and Themis. In art Clotho was represented by the spindle, Lachesis by the globe, and Atropos by a sundial. nintiirp the closing of debate in a leg- WHIbBXV, islative ...

Google previewWinston's Cumulative Loose-leaf Encyclopedia (1922)

A Comprehensive Reference Work by Thomas Edward Finegan

Cloture. Cloud. thread. The three appear in Hesiod as the daughters of Zeus and Themis. In art Clotho was represented by the spindle, Lachesis by the globe, and Atropos by a sundial. Plntnrp the closing of debate in a lcg- Viuiure, iglative ...

Google previewThe Handy Pocket Dictionary of the English Language (1892)

by Thomas Joseph Carey

Clos'ure, see Cloture, [tion. Clot, n. a concretion; coagula- Cloth, n. a fabric woven of wool, cotton, linen, etc. ClothE, v.a. (ed, ing), to invest with garments. Clothes, n.pl. garments; clothing; dress.

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Cloture Meaning

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Scrabble value of C3L1O1T1U1R1E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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