voice vote
noun Date: 1924 a parliamentary vote taken by calling for ayes and noes and estimating which response is stronger

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • voice vote — voice′ vote n. gov a vote based on estimation of the relative strength of ayes and noes called out by voters • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • Voice vote — A voice vote in a legislative body refers to a vote taken on a topic where the participants merely respond verbally to a question with a spoken yea (yes), nay (no), or present (abstain) vote. Typically the chairperson or speaker of the assembly… …   Wikipedia

  • voice vote — noun : a parliamentary vote taken by calling for ayes and noes and estimating which response is stronger instead of by individual ballot or roll call compare rising vote, division 17 * * * a vote based on estimation of the relative strength of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • voice vote — a vote based on estimation of the relative strength of ayes and noes called out rather than on a counting of ballots, a roll call, or a division. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • voice vote — noun A vote that is held by members calling out aye or nay, used in cases where result is not contested or at least not close and a count is not needed to determine if the motion passes …   Wiktionary

  • Voice (disambiguation) — Voice may refer to: * Human voice * Voice control or voice activation * Writer s voice * Voice acting * Voice vote * Voice message * Voice (film), a 2005 South Korean film * The Voice (newspaper) * The Voice, a talent used by the Bene Gesserit, a …   Wikipedia

  • voice — Synonyms and related words: Australian ballot, Hare system, Heldentenor, Meistersinger, OK, acceptance, accompaniment, active, active voice, adherence, admiration, agency, agent, air, allophone, alto, alveolar, apico alveolar, apico dental,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • vote — Synonyms and related words: Australian ballot, Hare system, OK, PR, absentee voting, acceptance, adherence, admiration, approbation, approval, aye, back, back up, ballot, ballot box stuffing, be enfranchised, be implicated in, bear a hand,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • voice — n. & v. n. 1 a sound formed in the larynx etc. and uttered by the mouth, esp. human utterance in speaking, shouting, singing, etc. (heard a voice; spoke in a low voice). b the ability to produce this (has lost her voice). 2 a the use of the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • vote — [vōt] n. [LME (Scot) < L votum, a wish, vow < neut. of votus, pp. of vovere, to vow < IE base * ewegwh , to speak solemnly, vow > Sans vāghát, one who vows, Gr euche, a vow, prayer] 1. a) a decision by a group on a proposal,… …   English World dictionary

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