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Filibuster

Jul 1, 2016 12:37 IST

Meaning: A legislator who gives long speeches in an effort to delay or obstruct legislation that he (or she) opposes

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Wendy Davis intended to filibuster the bill.

Pronunciation: fil-uh-buhs-ter

Usage/Example: 1. Hillary Clinton filibustered legislation to reform Fannie and Freddie Mae – institutions at the center of the Great Recession (Source: PolitiFact)

2. You can talk about anything you want to during a filibuster, but even members of Congress can get tired of talking. (Source: Roll Call)

3. The marathon, round-the-clock filibuster launched by the opposition this week continues Wednesday in the House of Assembly. (Source: CBC.ca)

Synonyms and Antonyms: Filibuster

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