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Cloture

Cloture [ KLOH-cher ]
 noun, transitive verb ]
 MEANING :
 1. (n.) a procedure of the parliament in which the debate over an ongoing matter is closed and the matter is subjected to an immediate vote
2. (tr.v.) to apply cloture to
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 Since consensus was unlikely despite an extended debate, a motion for cloture was adopted after a majority vote was obtained.

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