cloture
clo·ture /'klō-chər/ n [French clôture, literally, closure]: the closing or limitation of debate in a legislative body esp. by calling for a vote
cloture vt

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

cloture
I noun abandonment, abeyance, adjournal, adjournment, arrest, break, cease, cessation, check, closing, closure, desistance, discontinuance, discontinuation, halt, interruption, lapse, letup, lull, noncontinuance, prorogation, recess, standstill, stay, stop, stoppage, suspension, withdrawal II index cessation (interlude)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


cloture
n.
A vote by a legislature to end excessive debate on the matter at hand and vote on it. See also filibuster

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


cloture
The procedure by which debate is formally ended in a meeting or legislature so that a vote may be taken.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


cloture
The procedure by which debate is formally ended in a meeting or legislature so that a vote may be taken.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • clôture — [ klotyr ] n. f. • XIIe; altér. de l a. fr. °closure (bas lat. clausura, de claudere « clore ») par infl. des mots en ture 1 ♦ Ce qui sert à obstruer le passage, à enclore un espace. ⇒ barrière, 1. enceinte, fermeture. Mur, porte de clôture.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Cloture — Clôture Pour les articles homonymes, voir Clôture (mathématiques). La clôture fonctionnelle des éleveurs est destinée à garder ou guider le bétail et certains animaux domestiques …   Wikipédia en Français

  • clôture — CLÔTURE. s. f. Enceinte de murailles, de haies, etc. Faire une clôture autour d un bois, d un pré, etc. La clôture de ce parc est endommagée en beaucoup d endroits. Cela n est enfermé que d une clôture de haies. [b]f♛/b] Il se prend aussi pour L… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • cloture — 1871, the French word for the action of closing, applied to debates in the French Assembly, then to the House of Commons and U.S. Congress, from Fr. clôture, from O.Fr. closture (see CLOSURE (Cf. closure)). In foreign countries the Clôture has… …   Etymology dictionary

  • cloture — [klō′chər] n. [Fr clôture < OFr closture < ML clostura (altered after L claustrum: see CLOISTER] the parliamentary procedure by which debate is closed and the measure under discussion put to an immediate vote vt. clotured, cloturing to… …   English World dictionary

  • Cloture — Cl[^o] ture , n. [F.] (Parliamentary Practice) See {Closure}, 5. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cloture — (fr., spr. Klotühr), 1) Abschluß von Rechnungen; 2) Schluß von Verhandlungen, bes. der französischen Kammern; 3) Geschrei, womit die ultra royalistische Partei in der französischen Kammer Redner von der Gegenpartei von 1814 unterbrach, um sie zu… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Clôture — (franz., spr. tǖr ), Schluß, insbes. in der parlamentarischen Sprache Frankreichs und Englands Schluß der Verhandlung; auch der hierauf gerichtete Antrag (Schlußantrag). Über C. auf französischen Kurszetteln s. Kurs …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Clôture — (frz. Klohtür), Einzäunung, Rechnungsschluß; in den franz. Kammern Schluß der Verhandlungen …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Cloture — In parliamentary procedure, cloture (  /ˈkloʊ …   Wikipedia

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