Filibusterism \Fil"i*bus`ter*ism\, n. The characteristics or practices of a filibuster. --Bartlett. [1913 Webster]

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  • filibuster — /ˈfɪləbʌstə / (say filuhbustuh) noun 1. the use of obstructive tactics, such as making prolonged speeches or using irrelevant material, in order to delay legislative action. 2. an instance of the use of such tactics. 3. an irregular military… …   Australian English dictionary

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