Definitions for clotureˈkloʊ tʃər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
clo•tureˈkloʊ tʃər(n.; v.)-tured, -tur•ing.
(n.)a closing of debate in a legislative body in order to bring the question to a vote.
(v.t.)to close (a debate) by cloture.
Category: Government, Common Vocabulary
Origin of cloture:
1870–75; < F clôture, MF closture < VL *clōstūra, alter. of L clōstra, claustra, pl. of claustrum barrier
closure, cloture, gag rule, gag law(verb)
a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body
terminate debate by calling for a vote
"debate was closured"; "cloture the discussion"
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.
Origin: From the clôture, closure.
see Closure, 5
Cloture is a motion or process in parliamentary procedure aimed at bringing debate to a quick end. It is also called closure or, informally, a guillotine. The cloture procedure originated in the French National Assembly, from which the name is taken. Clôture is French for "ending" or "conclusion". It was introduced into the Parliament of the United Kingdom by William Ewart Gladstone to overcome the obstruction of the Irish nationalist party and was made permanent in 1887. It was subsequently adopted by the United States Senate and other legislatures.
Translations for cloture
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the act of enclosing.
- تَطْويق، إحاطَهArabic
- delimitaçãoPortuguese (BR)
- die EinschließungGerman
- encierro, cercamientoSpanish
- محصور سازیFarsi
- ograđivanje, prilaganjeCroatian
- chiusura, recinzioneItalian
- het insluitenDutch
- inngjerding, innhegning, innesperringNorwegian
- محصور سازیPersian
- اپيريال، محوطه، حصار: دكړكۍ چو كاټ، ضميمه (دليكPashto
- çevirme, sarma, kuşatmaTurkish
- 封入Chinese (Trad.)
- việc rào đất đai lạiVietnamese
- 封入Chinese (Simp.)
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