gag rule

Definitions of gag rule
  1. noun
    a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body
    synonyms: closure, cloture, gag law
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    types:
    closure by compartment, guillotine
    closure imposed on the debate of specific sections of a bill
    type of:
    order, parliamentary law, parliamentary procedure, rules of order
    a body of rules followed by an assembly
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