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English noun: cloture

1. cloture (communication) a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body

Synonymsclosure, gag law, gag rule

Broader (hypernym)order, parliamentary law, parliamentary procedure, rules of order

Narrower (hyponym)closure by compartment, guillotine

English verb: cloture

1. cloture (change) terminate debate by calling for a vote

SamplesDebate was closured.
Cloture the discussion.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)end, terminate

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