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TIE. When two persons receive an equal number of votes at an election, there is said to be a tie.
     2. In that case neither is elected. When the votes are given on any question to be decided by a deliberative assembly, and there is a tie, the question is lost. Vide Majority.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The soon-to-be-married couple, who will tie the knot at Jodhpur's Umaid Bhawan Palace, began the wedding celebration with a puja at Priyanka's residence on Wednesday.
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