Answer: Mechanisum requiriing sixty senators to cut off debate
Word Origin late 19th century: from French clôture from Old French closure (see closure).
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Cloture definition is - the closing or limitation of debate in a legislative body especially by calling for a vote. How to use cloture in a sentence.
Cloture is a procedure used occasionally in the U.S. Senate to break a filibuster. Cloture or Rule 22 is the only formal procedure in Senate parliamentary rules in fact that can force an end to the stalling tactic. It allows the Senate to limit consideration of a pending matter to 30 additional hours of debate.
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The cloture procedure originated in the French National Assembly from which the name is taken. Clôture is French for "the act of terminating something". It was introduced into the Parliament of the United Kingdom by William Ewart Gladstone to overcome the obstructionism of the Irish Parliamentary Party and was made permanent in 1887.
noun a method of closing a debate and causing an immediate vote to be taken on the question. verb (used with or without object...