show of hands


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show of hands

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the raising of hands to indicate voting for or against a proposition
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There was a show of hands; the mayor decided in favour of the Honourable Samuel Slumkey, of Slumkey Hall.
Mr Dogar submitted that the term 'vote' has not been defined in the Constitution, whereas Black Law Dictionary defines a vote as an expression of one's preference or opinion in a meeting or election by ballot, show of hands or other type of communication.
Premachandra called for a show of hands of the MPs who are against the President and a few of them raised their hands.
He secured all 55 votes through a show of hands. The election was held in the presence of Assistant Commissioner Haripur Dr.
Raja Amir Kiayani of PTI was elected as unopposed District Nazim Haripur by securing all 44 votes through the show of hands.
Article 38 of the current voting law, which dates back to 1970, stipulates that lawyers in the General Assembly vote by a show of hands.
07970 063107 MUSIC Show of Hands Following the extraordinary reaction to their haunting cathedral tour Sanctuary, Show of Hands return to the theatre and concert circuit on a quest to reveal a fuller sound for the trio's bold new studio album.
Hamidaddin asked for a show of hands from different parts of the world, showing that there were delegates from every continent except Antarctica (and she said the forum would work on that for next year).
The usual pattern; there would be a mass meeting, a proposal, show of hands and our union reps would go and negotiate with the employer.
The appointment of KPMG LLP, Chartered Accountants, to serve as the auditors of the Corporation until the close of the next Annual Meeting of the Shareholders of the Corporation, at remuneration to be fixed by the Directors on the recommendation of the Audit Committee, was approved by a show of hands. Proxies representing 61,987,675 (98.86%) votes for and 716,783 (1.14%) votes withheld were received.
ISLAMABAD -- The Supreme Court on Friday ordered elections for the posts of Karachi Mayor and Deputy Mayor to be held through a secret ballot rather than a show of hands within 60 days.
KIRKLEY Hall will be alive to the sound of some great music this week with award-winning acoustic duo Show of Hands topping the bill.