Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Closure, an old English word used by Shakspeare and other writers in the-sense of closing or enclosure, and now revived again to denote a practice adopted from the French cloture, i.e. to enable a debate in the Parliament to be summarily finished at the will of a certain majority. By the English rules of procedure any member may, with the consent of the Speaker or the Chairmeen, move that the question be now put, and if a majority of 200, or a majority of 100 against a minority of 40 or less, support his motion, the qieestion is immediately put.