Clo"sure (?, 135), n. [Of. closure,
L. clausura, fr. clauedere to shut. See
Close, v. t.] 1.
The act of shutting; a closing; as, the closure of a
2. That which closes or shuts; that by
which separate parts are fastened or closed.
Without a seal, wafer, or any closure
3. That which incloses or confines; an
O thou bloody prison . . .
Within the guilty closure of thy walls
Richard the Second here was hacked to death.
4. A conclusion; an end. [Obs.]
5. (Parliamentary Practice) A
method of putting an end to debate and securing an immediate vote
upon a measure before a legislative body. It is similar in effect
to the previous question. It was first introduced into the
British House of Commons in 1882. The French word
clôture was originally applied to this