gag rule

noun
a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body
Syn: ↑closure, ↑cloture, ↑gag law
Derivationally related forms: ↑cloture (for: ↑cloture), ↑closure (for: ↑closure)
Hyponyms: ↑closure by compartment, ↑guillotine

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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