Meaning of cloture

clo•ture

Pronunciation: (klō'chur), [key]
— n., v., -tured, -tur•ing.
—n.
  1. a method of closing a debate and causing an immediate vote to be taken on the question.
—v.t., v.i.
  1. to close (a debate) by cloture.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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