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filibuster n

: the use of extreme dilatory tactics in an attempt to delay or prevent action esp. in a legislative assembly
: an instance of this practice
vb -tered
: to engage in a filibuster
: to subject to a filibuster

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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