American Filibuster

William Walker (1824–1860) who invaded Baja California, Sonora, and Nicaragua attempting to become the head of Central America

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  • filibuster — fil·i·bus·ter 1 / fi lə ˌbəs tər/ n: the use of extreme dilatory tactics in an attempt to delay or prevent action esp. in a legislative assembly; also: an instance of this practice filibuster 2 vb tered, ter·ing vi: to engage in a filibuster vt:… …   Law dictionary

  • filibuster — [fil′i bus΄tər] n. [Sp filibustero < Fr flibustier, earlier fribustier < MDu vrijbuiter, FREEBOOTER] 1. an adventurer who engages in unauthorized warfare against a country with which his own country is at peace; specif., any of the 19th… …   English World dictionary

  • Filibuster — Fil i*bus ter, n. [Sp. flibuster, flibustero, corrupted fr. E. freebooter. See {Freebooter}.] A lawless military adventurer, especially one in quest of plunder; a freebooter; originally applied to buccaneers infesting the Spanish American coasts …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • filibuster — (n.) 1580s, flibutor pirate, probably ultimately from Du. vrijbuiter freebooter, used of pirates in the West Indies as Sp. filibustero and Fr. flibustier, either or both of which gave the word to Amer.Eng. (see FREEBOOTER (Cf. freebooter)). Used… …   Etymology dictionary

  • American Girls — ou Le Tout pour le tout au Québec (Bring It On) est un film américain réalisé par Peyton Reed sorti le 22 août 2000 et le 2 mai 2001 en France. Sommaire 1 Synopsis 2 Fiche technique …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Filibuster (military) — A filibuster is someone who engages in an unauthorized military expedition into a foreign country to foment or support a revolution. The term is usually used to describe United States citizens who attempted to foment insurrections in Latin… …   Wikipedia

  • Filibuster — A filibuster, or talking out a bill , is a form of obstruction in a legislature or other decision making body. An attempt is made to infinitely extend debate upon a proposal in order to delay the progress or completely prevent a vote on the… …   Wikipedia

  • Filibuster Cartoons — Infobox Webcomic title = Filibuster Cartoons caption = author = J.J. McCullough url = http://www.filibustercartoons.com/ status = Monday, Wednesday, Friday began = 2001 ended = genre = Political ratings = Filibuster Cartoons is an online, hand… …   Wikipedia

  • filibuster — filibusterer, n. filibusterism, n. filibusterous, adj. /fil euh bus teuhr/, n. 1. U.S. Politics. a. the use of irregular or obstructive tactics by a member of a legislative assembly to prevent the adoption of a measure generally favored or to… …   Universalium

  • filibuster — I. noun Etymology: Spanish filibustero, literally, freebooter Date: 1851 1. an irregular military adventurer; specifically an American engaged in fomenting insurrections in Latin America in the mid 19th century 2. [filibuster (II)] a. the use of… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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