vote of non-confidence


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vote of non-confidence

n
(Parliamentary Procedure) parliament Also: motion of non-confidence Canadian a vote or motion in a legislative body censuring an aspect of or indicating a lack of majority support for a government policy. Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): vote of no confidence
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