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abstain

verb avoid, be loath, be neutral, by-pass, cease, decline, defer, desist, discontinue, dispense with, do without, eschew, forebear, forgo, hold back, keep away, keep off, let alone, not use, not vote, refrain voluntarily from, refuse, restrain oneself, shirk, shun, spare, stand aside, take no sides, turn aside from, waive, withhold
See also: abandon, decline, defer, desist, discontinue, eschew, forbear, refrain, refuse, reject, relinquish, rest, shirk, shun, withhold
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Represents 70,714 Ordinary Shares which abstained from voting.
Finally, a majority of the Company's disinterested shareholders voted to approve and adopt the Company's 2019 stock option and stock bonus plan and all unallocated entitlements issuable thereunder (53,811,808 and 91.08% voted "For", 4,362,963 or 7.38% voted "Against", and 902,809 and 1.52% abstained from voting).
Lab's Chris Evans abstained, as did Welsh Lab's deputy leader Carolyn Harris.
The appointment of the members of the new RS government was supported by 54 deputies, 13 were against, and two abstained.
The Philippines, along with 34 other countries, abstained on the UN vote to declare the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital null and void during an emergency session of the UN General Assembly.
Dogar has filed the application to make all those parliamentarians who had abstained from voting a necessary party in the main petition.
The petitioner had stated that 69 members of the PPP and PPP and Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) were present in the assembly but abstained from voting, and that by doing so they had failed to perform their duty of participating in the establishment of the federal government.
'People who support the democratic process are those who voted, and those who did not vote abstained because they believed in the incitement by [the CNRP] and do not support the democratic process.
Britain was among 14 nations that abstained, while Australian and the United States voted against the resolution.
Summary: Hezbollah abstained from voting on the 2018 state budget because the party's objections to the draft fiscal plan weren't taken into account, Hezbollah MP Nawwaf Musawi said Monday.
Pakistan's envoy at the UN Human Rights Council abstained from voting on a resolution against killings of civilians and human rights violations in Syria.