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Definition of Filibuster

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give long speeches in order to delay or prevent a decision from being made; intentionally delay debate; lead a filibuster; engage in unauthorized revolutionary activities in foreign countries
use of delaying tactics; long speech made to delay or prevent a decision from being made (Politics); military adventurer who engages in unauthorized revolutionary activities in foreign countries
Filibuster Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Filibuster Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
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One who attempts to obstruct legislation
1: an irregular military adventurer; an American engaged in fomenting insurrections in Latin America in the mid-19th century 2 a: the use of extreme dilatory tactics in an attempt to delay or prevent action in a legislative assembly b: an instance of this practice filibuster 1: to carry out insurrectionist activities in a foreign country 2: to engage in a filibuster,to subject to a filibuster -- filibusterer n
WordNet 2.0

1. a legislator who gives long speeches in an effort to delay or obstruct legislation that he (or she) opposes
(synonym) filibusterer
(hypernym) legislator
2. a tactic for delaying or obstructing legislation by making long speeches
(hypernym) delay, holdup

1. obstruct deliberately by delaying; of legislation
(hypernym) obstruct, blockade, block, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrass
Filibuster Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Parliamentary Procedure
Formerly an obstructive tactic consisting of the use of excessively long speeches to delay the business of the House. The use of this tactic is now severely limited by the rules of the House relating to the length of speeches.
Under the authority of the Clerk of the House of Commons
Filibuster Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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A filibuster is a parliamentary procedure where debate over a proposed piece of legislation is extended, allowing one or more members to delay or entirely prevent a vote on the proposal. It is sometimes referred to as talking out a bill or talking a bill to death and characterized as a form of obstruction in a legislature or other decision-making body. The English term "filibuster" is derived from the Spanish filibustero, itself deriving originally from the Dutch vrijbuiter, "privateer, pirate, robber" (also the root of English ""). The Spanish form entered the English language in the 1850s, as applied to military adventurers from the United States then operating in Central America and the Spanish West Indies such as William Walker.

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