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vote

noun ballot, chirotony, choice, choosing, determination, election, formal expression of choice, judgment, option, pick, poll, predilection, preference, punctum, selection, sententia, suffragium

vote

verb approve, ballot, be counted, cast a ballot, cast a vote, choose, elect, exercise the right of suffrage, judge, poll, suffragium ferre
See also: cast, decide, franchise, plebiscite, poll, primary, referendum, register

VOTE. Suffrage; the voice of an individual in making a choice by many. The total number of voices given at an election; as, the presidential vote.
     2. Votes are either given, by ballot, v.) or viva voce; they may be delivered personally by the voter himself, or, in some cases, by proxy. (q.v.)
     3. A majority (q.v.) of the votes given carries the question submitted, unless in particular cases when the constitution or laws require that there shall be a majority of all the voters, or when a greater number than a simple majority is expressly required; as, for example in the case of the senate in making treaties by the president and senate, two-thirds of the senators present must concur. Vide Angell on Corpor. Index, h.t.
     4. When the votes are equal in number, the proposed measure is lost.

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The vote of thanks was proposed by Mr Brian Ring (CSO) and Dr Donal de Buitleir (PublicPolicy.
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The president of the Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi, Ahmed Shah, presented the vote of thanks.
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The talk concluded with a chance to sample various types of honey before Colin Rawcliffe proposed a vote of thanks.
Khalid Shafi vote of thanks given and shields were distributed.
Suhail Khan, honorary entertainment secretary, of the Indian Social Club gave the vote of thanks and also thanked the sponsors for extending their support.
The vote of thanks was proposed by Dr Aedin Doris (NUIM) and seconded by Mr Terry Corcoran (DSP).
The meeting was very ably chaired by Chris Hesketh-Baxter and the vote of thanks was proposed by Aled Davies.
A special vote of thanks to staff who delivered, erected and collected equipment in such awful weather conditions, and for cutting the grass on the green.
Executive committee members V M Vijoy and V G Narendran delivered special Christmas and New Year messages, respectively, while vice-president Bindu Phillip proposed a vote of thanks.
They deserve a great vote of thanks for their contribution.