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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 appearance of the estimated 90th percentile fecal coliform value data points appearing below 10 MPN/100 mL indicates potential for relaxing the closure rule if other bay circumstances allow.
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 United States has recently introduced clearly specified rules for prompt corrective action (PCA) by regulators on financially troubled banks, including a clear legal closure rule when a bank's equity declines to 2 per cent of its assets and instructions to regulators to resolve the bank at least long-run cost to the insurance fund.
We analyze the Stackelberg equilibrium in which informed traders act as leaders and market makers as followers.(3) Following introduction of a closure rule, informed traders strategically choose their order size based on whether the price will hit the closure threshold if they trade a specific quantity.
Experiments using alternative closure rules and elasticity estimates are also displayed under each type of policy initiative.
If any data points fall within the false-negative zone, the rainfall closure rule should be tightened to remove these false negatives.
The importance of a closure rule is widely recognized now, but it was not as well understood twenty years ago.
prompt legal closure when the bank's capital declines to some prespecified and well-publicized positive minimum greater than zero (legal closure rule);
During the 2013 legislative session, the strengthened closure rules were a selling point for lawmakers who had otherwise opposed legislation that expanded the number of charter contracts the state can award.
| BRUSSELS, June 22 (KUNA) -- EU finance ministers early on Saturday broke up their 18-hour meeting without an agreement on bank closure rules. A scheduled news conference was also cancelled.
With climate change, maybe the DCR should re-examine some old closure rules that appear to many rather arbitrary today.
Under bank closure rules, PDIC must prioritize the payment of deposit insurance claims against failed banks.