Pronunciation: (klō'chur), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/cloture.html on line 73 [key]
—n., v., -tured, -tur•ing. U.S. Parl. Proc.
a method of closing a debate and causing an immediate vote to be taken on the question.
to close (a debate) by cloture.
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