To count out
|To exclude (one) from consideration; to be assured that (one) will not participate or cannot be depended upon.|
|(House of Commons)||To declare adjourned, as a sitting of the House, when it is ascertained that a quorum is not present.|
|To prevent the accession of (a person) to office, by a fraudulent return or count of the votes cast; - said of a candidate really elected.|
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.