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Definition of the noun cloture
What does cloture mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: clotures
- a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body
- lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
- synonyms of cloture: closure / gag law / gag rule
- more generic terms: order / parliamentary law / parliamentary procedure / rules of order = a body of rules followed by an assembly
- more specific terms: closure by compartment / guillotine = closure imposed on the debate of specific sections of a bill
Alternative definition of the noun cloture
- [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.
- synonym: closure
Definition of the verb cloture
What does cloture mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: clotured | cloturing | clotures
- terminate debate by calling for a vote
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New 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 ...
SAT 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 ...
The 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 ...
At the end of the day, the vote for cloture is an affirmative vote for the Federal funding of abortion. There is no way ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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- ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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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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.Couldn't select: Got error 28 from storage engine