Cumulative system of voting
Cumulative Cu"mu*la*tive (k?"m?-l?-t?v), a. [Cf. F. cumulatif.] [1913 Webster] 1. Composed of parts in a heap; forming a mass; aggregated. ``As for knowledge which man receiveth by teaching, it is cumulative, not original.'' --Bacon [1913 Webster]

2. Augmenting, gaining, or giving force, by successive additions; as, a cumulative argument, i. e., one whose force increases as the statement proceeds. [1913 Webster]

The argument . . . is in very truth not logical and single, but moral and cumulative. --Trench. [1913 Webster]

3. (Law) (a) Tending to prove the same point to which other evidence has been offered; -- said of evidence. (b) Given by same testator to the same legatee; -- said of a legacy. --Bouvier. --Wharton. [1913 Webster]

{Cumulative action} (Med.), that action of certain drugs, by virtue of which they produce, when administered in small doses repeated at considerable intervals, the same effect as if given in a single large dose.

{Cumulative poison}, a poison the action of which is cumulative.

{Cumulative vote} or {Cumulative system of voting} (Politics), that system which allows to each voter as many votes as there are persons to be voted for, and permits him to accumulate these votes upon one person, or to distribute them among the candidates as he pleases. [1913 Webster]


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  • Cumulative — Cu mu*la*tive (k? m? l? t?v), a. [Cf. F. cumulatif.] [1913 Webster] 1. Composed of parts in a heap; forming a mass; aggregated. As for knowledge which man receiveth by teaching, it is cumulative, not original. Bacon [1913 Webster] 2. Augmenting,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cumulative action — Cumulative Cu mu*la*tive (k? m? l? t?v), a. [Cf. F. cumulatif.] [1913 Webster] 1. Composed of parts in a heap; forming a mass; aggregated. As for knowledge which man receiveth by teaching, it is cumulative, not original. Bacon [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cumulative poison — Cumulative Cu mu*la*tive (k? m? l? t?v), a. [Cf. F. cumulatif.] [1913 Webster] 1. Composed of parts in a heap; forming a mass; aggregated. As for knowledge which man receiveth by teaching, it is cumulative, not original. Bacon [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cumulative vote — Cumulative Cu mu*la*tive (k? m? l? t?v), a. [Cf. F. cumulatif.] [1913 Webster] 1. Composed of parts in a heap; forming a mass; aggregated. As for knowledge which man receiveth by teaching, it is cumulative, not original. Bacon [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cumulative voting — n: a system of voting for corporate directors in which each shareholder is entitled to as many votes as he or she has shares times the number of directors to be elected compare straight voting Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster …   Law dictionary

  • Voting methods (parliamentary) — Voting methods in parliamentary procedure are the methods used in a deliberative assembly to take a vote. Common Voting methodsViva voceA vote by voice is the regular method of voting on any motion that does not require more than a majority vote… …   Wikipedia

  • cumulative voting — n. a system of voting, as in some corporate and legislative elections, in which each voter is allowed as many votes as there are offices to be filled and may freely allocate them among the candidates, even by giving all the votes to one candidate …   English World dictionary

  • cumulative voting — A system of voting at an election whereby an elector entitled to vote for several candidates for the same office may cast more than one vote for the same candidate, distributing among the candidates, as he chooses, a number of votes equal to the… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Cumulative voting — A system of voting for directors of a corporation in which shareholder s total number of votes is equal to his number of shares held times the number of candidates. The New York Times Financial Glossary …   Financial and business terms

  • cumulative voting — A system of voting for directors of a corporation in which shareholder s total number of votes is equal to the number of shares held times the number of candidates. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary …   Financial and business terms

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