casting vote


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casting vote

n.
The deciding vote of a presiding officer in an assembly or council, exercised when there is a deadlock due to a tie.

casting vote

n
the deciding vote used by the presiding officer of an assembly when votes cast on both sides are equal in number

cast′ing vote′


n.
the deciding vote of a presiding officer, made when the other votes are equally divided.
[1685–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.casting vote - the deciding vote cast by the presiding officer to resolve a tiecasting vote - the deciding vote cast by the presiding officer to resolve a tie
balloting, vote, voting, ballot - a choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative; "there were only 17 votes in favor of the motion"; "they allowed just one vote per person"
Translations
الصَّوْتُ المُرجِّـح
rozhodující hlas
döntõ szavazat
úrslitaatkvæîi
rozhodujúci hlas
başkanlık oyuetkin oy

casting vote

[ˈkɑːstɪŋˈvəʊt] n (Brit) → voto decisivo

cast

(kaːst) past tense past participle cast verb
1. to throw. The angler cast his line into the river; These facts cast new light on the matter; She cast him a look of hatred.
2. to get rid of; to take off. Some snakes cast their skins.
3. to shape (metal etc) by pouring into a mould. Metal is melted before it is cast.
4. to give a part in a play etc to. She was cast as Lady Macbeth.
5. to select the actors for (a film etc). The director is casting (the film) tomorrow.
6. to give (a vote). I cast my vote for the younger candidate.
noun
1. a throw. At his third cast he caught a fish.
2. something made by moulding. The doctor put a plaster cast on his broken leg.
3. a mould. The hot metal is poured into a cast.
4. the complete set of actors in a play, opera etc. the whole cast of the play.
5. something that is ejected by certain animals, eg the earthworm. worm casts all over the grass.
ˈcastaway noun
a shipwrecked person.
casting vote
the deciding vote of the chairman of a meeting when the other votes are equally divided.
cast iron
unpurified iron melted and shaped in a mould.
ˈcast-iron adjective
1. made of cast iron. a cast-iron frying-pan.
2. very strong. cast-iron muscles.
ˈcast-off noun, adjective
(a piece of clothing etc) no longer needed. cast-off clothes; I don't want my sister's cast-offs.
cast off
1. to untie (the mooring lines of a boat).
2. (also cast aside) to reject as unwanted.
3. in knitting, to finish (the final row of stitches).
cast on
in knitting, to make the first row of stitches.
References in classic literature ?
The President, who is the head of the executive department, is the presiding member also of the Senate; and, besides an equal vote in all cases, has a casting vote in case of a tie.
The governor, who is the executive magistrate, is appointed by the legislature; is chancellor and ordinary, or surrogate of the State; is a member of the Supreme Court of Appeals, and president, with a casting vote, of one of the legislative branches.
You appear to possess the privilege of a casting vote," returned Heyward; "we are three, while you have consulted no one but yourself.
The passions may rage furiously, like true heathens, as they are; and the desires may imagine all sorts of vain things: but judgment shall still have the last word in every argument, and the casting vote in every decision.
Her son, who had been accompanying her to the polling stations during all elections that she had witnessed through her life span till date, spoke about the significance of casting vote.
ASIC recently queried a liquidator s use of his casting vote to approve his fees resulting in the liquidator then applying to the court seeking fee approval.
This is because Cllr Jeffries had an ordinary vote on the issue as well as a casting vote as Mayor.
The Whiston-born rider represented himself at a hearing at Pune racecourse on Saturday and the appeal board reduced the eight-month suspension to the 56 days he was originally hit with earlier this year on the casting vote of the chair man.
SO THE big, all powerful Tesco tank crushes any opposition again as it wins by one casting vote.
Incas is regularly sending advisories and other communications to its members and well-wishers highlighting the necessity of casting vote if they happened to be in their home constituency at the time of voting.
That would result in defeat as, under Holyrood rules, the Presiding Officer would use his casting vote to reject the plans.
In remarks after casting vote, he said "It appears to be all going on