Filibuster

A filibuster is a parliamentary procedure where debate is extended, allowing one or more members to delay or entirely prevent a vote on a given proposal. It is sometimes referred to as talking out a bill, and characterised as a form of obstruction in a legislature or other decision-making body. The English term `filibuster` is derived from the S.....
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filibuster

a tactic for delaying legislation by making long speeches
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Filibuster

• (v. i.) To act as a filibuster, or military freebooter. • (n.) A lawless military adventurer, especially one in quest of plunder; a freebooter; -- originally applied to buccaneers infesting the Spanish American coasts, but introduced into common English to designate the followers of Lopez in his expedition to Cuba in 1851, and those of ...
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filibuster

noun a tactic for delaying or obstructing legislation by making long speeches
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Filibuster

[military] A filibuster or freebooter is someone who engages in an unauthorized military expedition into a foreign country to foment or support a revolution. The term is usually used to describe United States citizens who attempted to foment insurrections in Latin America in the mid-19th century, but is also applicable in the modern day. Fi...
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Filibuster

Fil'i·bus`ter noun [ Spanish flibuster , flibustero , corrupted from English freebooter . See Freebooter .] A lawless military adventurer, especially one in quest of plunder; a freebooter; -- originally applied to buccaneers infesting the Spanish American coasts, but introdu...
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Filibuster

Fil'i·bus·ter intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Fillibustered ; present participle & verbal noun Filibustering .] 1. To act as a filibuster, or military freebooter. Bartlett. 2. To delay legislatio...
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Filibuster

A procedural maneuver used to obstruct a bill in the U.S. Senate. A filibuster occurs when a senator who is engaged in debate refuses to yield the floor, thus preventing a roll call vote from taking place.
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filibuster

A Spanish word for pirate. Trust them to have a fancy word for it.
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filibuster

a tactic for delaying legislation by making long speeches
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filibuster

a tactic for delaying legislation by making long speeches
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filibuster

filibuster, term used to designate obstructionist tactics in legislative assemblies. It has particular reference to the U.S. Senate, where the tradition of unlimited debate is very strong. It was not until 1917 that the Senate provided for cloture (i.e., the ending of the debate) by a vote of two th...
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filibuster

in legislative practice, the parliamentary tactic used in the United States Senate by a minority of the senators—sometimes even a single senator—to ... [2 related articles]
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filibuster

[n] - a legislator who gives long speeches in an effort to delay or obstruct legislation that he (or she) opposes 2. [n] - a tactic for delaying or obstructing legislation by making long speeches 3. [v] - obstruct deliberately by delaying
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