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cloister (KLOI stuhr) (noun)
A place, especially a monastery or convent, devoted to religious seclusion: After her husband was killed, Roxanna chose to live in a cloister with the nuns.
closure (KLOH zhuhr) (noun)
1. A feeling of finality or resolution; especially, after a traumatic experience: Geneva decided to visit the scene of the accident again in an attempt to bring closure to her grief.
2. A bringing to an end; a conclusion: The speaker announced that after one more question, he would bring closure to the meeting.
cloture (KLOH chuhr) (noun)
A parliamentary procedure by which debate is ended and an immediate vote is taken on the matter under discussion: The senator rose to present a motion of cloture, thus bringing the discussion to a vote.

The motion of cloture was approved and the next item of business for the council was the closure of a city landmark which was a former cloister built in the previous century.

cloture (s) (noun), clotures (pl)
1. A method of quickly closing debate and calling for an immediate vote on the matter at hand in U.S. parliamentary procedures: "In the United States Senate, to achieve cloture requires a supermajority of three-fifths thus ending debate and causing an immediate vote on the matter being discussed."

"Apparently, the cloture rule is the only conventional way to stop an attempt to delay a Senate action."

2. Etymology: the French word for "the action of closing", applied to debates in the French Assembly, then to the House of Commons, and then the U.S. Congress; from French clĂ´ture, from Old French closture, "barrier, division; enclosure, hedge, fence, wall"; from Latin clausura, "lock, fortress, a closing", from claudere, "to close".