verb (used with or without object), clo·tured, clo·tur·ing.
CAN YOU ACE THIS QUIZ ABOUT “COMPLIMENT” VS. “COMPLEMENT”?
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Example sentences from the Web for cloture
The little pests will go on to a supposedly prestigious institution (the Senate) choked in ivy (or cloture debate).The Federal Government Has Violated My Right to Chainsaw|P. J. O’Rourke|April 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The big turning point in the vote seemed to be when both McConnell and Cornyn supported the cloture vote.Senate Raises Debt Ceiling After GOP 'Dysfunction'|Ben Jacobs|February 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Finally, in 1917, a cloture vote, which could end the filibuster by a two-thirds vote of the Senate, was enacted.Senate Democrats Didn’t Go Far Enough to Kill the Filibuster|Dean Obeidallah|November 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
By a 61-30 vote, the Senate voted for cloture Monday evening on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA.
Senators from both parties had already predicted that the authorization to use force in Syria would require a cloture vote.Syria War Resolution Will Require 60 Votes in Senate|Josh Rogin|September 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
To prevent this Mr. Mason wishes a rule of cloture (or closure, as it is called in England) adopted.
If you had asked a Chicagoan, the honorable chairman would have been compelled to resort to cloture before the orator got through.
British Dictionary definitions for cloture
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Cultural definitions for cloture
A vote of a legislature used to stop debate on an issue and put the issue to a vote. (See filibuster.)