noun Parliamentary Procedure.
a move that a vote be taken at once on a main question, used especially as a means of cutting off further debate.
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First recorded in 1690–1700
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(in the House of Commons) a motion to drop the present topic under debate, put in order to prevent a vote
(in the House of Lords and US legislative bodies) a motion to vote on a bill or other question without delay
See also closure (def. 4)
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