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The procedure by which debate is formally ended in a meeting or legislature so that a vote may be taken.

Cloture is a means of terminating a filibuster, which is a prolonged speech on the floor of the Senate designed to forestall legislative action.


noun abandonment, abeyance, adjournal, adjournment, arrest, break, cease, cessation, check, closure, desistance, discontinuance, discontinuation, halt, interruption, lapse, letup, lull, noncontinuance, recess, standstill, stay, stop, stoppage, suspension, withdrawal
See also: cessation
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The latter drop in both the estimated 90th percentile and corresponding upper limits below 10 MPN/100 mL suggest the potential for relaxing the closure rule for this area.
The problem with this sort of closure rule is that there must be a reliable system to measure capital.
In each table, we examine three closure rules, namely, [alpha] = 1.
Experiments using alternative closure rules and elasticity estimates are also displayed under each type of policy initiative.
The data set (2,134 samples) was divided into two subsets: one subset with 1,835 samples collected when the areas were open and the other subset with 299 shellfish samples collected when the areas were closed for harvest under the existing rainfall closure rules.
It is also interesting to note that although the previous speakers have often credited the book with recommending PCA/SEIR, the book actually recommends only a legal closure rule at positive capital.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Improvement Act (FDICIA) of 1991 introduced a "bright line" bank closure rule that is triggered when the ratio of book-value tangible equity capital to total on-balance-sheet assets declines to a minimum of 2 percent.
New airspace closure rules decided after last year's Icelandic volcanic eruption have caused divisions in Europe on how to decide whether airlines can fly near the ash cloud.
Under the old closure rules, only basic foods and medicines were allowed, as humanit-arian goods.
T he Saudi bourse regulator, Capi- tal Markets Authority, has fined four listed firms for breaching dis- closure rules as it tries to polish the image of an opaque bourse gradually opening up to foreign investors.
Be aware that some records are subject to closure rules and are therefore not available for general public inspection.
However, the particular outcome depends on the details of the closure rules.