Filibuster

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Filibuster Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • a tactic for delaying or obstructing legislation by making long speeches
  • a legislator who gives long speeches in an effort to delay or obstruct legislation that he (or she) opposes
  • obstruct deliberately by delaying; of legislation

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a legislator who gives long speeches in an effort to delay or obstruct legislation that he (or she) opposes ,
  • a tactic for delaying or obstructing legislation by making long speeches

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Filibuster'


  • Filibuster: the parliamentary procedure. For the military term, see Filibuster (military). A filibuster (from Early Modern English, c. 1580: filibutor, "pirate"
  • Filibuster in the United States Senate: A filibuster in the United States Senate is a dilatory or obstructive tactic used in the United States Senate to prevent a measure from being brought to
  • Filibuster (military): about the military term. For the parliamentary procedure, see Filibuster. A filibuster or freebooter, in the context of foreign policy, is someone
  • Chris Murphy gun control filibuster: Orlando, Florida, Senator Chris Murphy, Democrat of Connecticut, launched a filibuster in the United States Senate, promising to hold the floor "for as long
  • 2008 Parnell–Bressington filibuster: The Parnell-Bressington filibuster is a record-breaking filibuster that occurred in the South Australian upper house, the Legislative Council, on 8 May
  • Filibusters Camp: Filibuster Camp was a camp along the Gila River route of the Southern Emigrant Trail in Yuma County, Arizona. Named in memory of a failed filibuster expedition
  • The Weekly Filibuster: The Weekly Filibuster was an American talk radio show moderated by politico Ben Goodman of the University of Maine that is broadcast on Sunday evenings
  • Filibuster War: The Filibuster War was a military conflict between filibustering multinational troops stationed in Nicaragua and a coalition of Central American armies

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