closure, cloture, gag rule, gag law(verb)
a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body
terminate debate by calling for a vote
"debate was closured"; "cloture the discussion"
cloture(noun)In legislative assemblies that permit unlimited debate (filibuster); a motion, procedure or rule, by which debate is ended so that a vote may be taken on the matter. For example, in the United States Senate, a three-fifths majority vote of the body is required to invoke cloture and terminate debate.
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