noun & verb
US term for closure (sense 2) of the noun).
More example sentences
- A cloture motion failed, and the nomination was withdrawn.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).
Definition of cloture in:
- The US English dictionary