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1a. The use of obstructionist tactics, especially prolonged speechmaking, for the purpose of delaying legislative action. b. An instance of the use of this delaying tactic. 2. An adventurer who engages in a private military action in a foreign country.
Inflected forms: fil·i·bus·tered, fil·i·bus·ter·ing, fil·i·bus·ters
1. To use obstructionist tactics in a legislative body. 2. To take part in a private military action in a foreign country.
To use a filibuster against (a legislative measure, for example).
From Spanish filibustero, freebooter, from French flibustier, from Dutch vrijbuiter, pirate. See freebooter.