a direct primary in which only persons meeting tests of party membership may vote.
(US, government) a primary in which only members of a particular party may vote Compare open primary
A type of direct primary limited to registered party members, who must declare their party affiliation in order to vote. The closed primary serves to encourage party unity and prevent members of other parties from infiltrating and voting to nominate weak candidates. (Compare open primary.)
- Closed reduction
closed reduction n. Reduction of a fractured bone by manipulation without incision into the skin.
noun, Parliamentary Procedure. 1. a rule that prohibits amendments to a bill from the floor.
- Closed scholarship
noun 1. a scholarship for which only certain people, such as those from a particular school or with a particular surname, are eligible
noun 1. a period, usually for a specific part of the year, during which angling or hunting for a given species is legally prohibited: closed season on ducks.