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UNANIMITY. The agreement of all the persons concerned in a thing in design and opinion.
     2. Generally a simple majority (q.v.) of any number of persons is sufficient to do such acts as the whole number can do; for example, a majority of the legislature can pass a law: but there are some cases in which unanimity is required; for example, a traverse jury, composed of twelve individuals, cannot decide an issue submitted to them, unless they are unanimous.

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He said: "In order to pause it, well, not pause it, in order to extend it by a year, let alone pause it - I'm not sure you can pause it - even to extend it by a year takes unanimity of all the other 27.
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