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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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said Thursday the Japanese automaker may tie up with foreign carmakers as long as such cooperation contributes to its brand image.
Deutsche Bank (DB) has dismissed speculation that it could seek a merger as "fictions of the press" after media reports said the lender may look for tie ups with Switzerland's UBS (UBS) or German peer Commerzbank (CRZBY), Reuters reports, citing comments made by CFO James von Moltke.