Definition of cloture in English:


Line breaks: clo|ture
Pronunciation: /ˈkləʊtjʊə

noun& verb

US term for closure (sense 2) of the noun).
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  • A cloture motion failed, and the nomination was withdrawn.
  • Four Democratic Senators have announced that they will vote in favor of a cloture motion, and at least one more is believed likely to do so.
  • He filed a cloture motion to end the debate and put the nomination to a vote.


late 19th century: from French clôture, from Old French closure (see closure).

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