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closure

[ kloh-zher ]
/ ˈkloʊ ʒər /
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noun

verb (used with or without object), clo·sured, clo·sur·ing.

Parliamentary Procedure. to cloture.

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Origin of closure

1350–1400; Middle English <Middle French <Latin clausūra.See close, -ure

OTHER WORDS FROM closure

non·clo·sure, nounpre·clo·sure, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for closure

closure
/ (ˈkləʊʒə) /

noun

verb

(tr) (in a deliberative body) to end (debate) by closure

Word Origin for closure

C14: from Old French, from Late Latin clausūra bar, from Latin claudere to close
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