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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.
The governor claims, and has frequently exercised, the right of nomination, and is entitled to a casting vote in the appointment.
It was composed of four members of great technical knowledge, Barbicane (with a casting vote in case of equality), General Morgan, Major Elphinstone, and J.
"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.
Srinagar -- In occupied Kashmir, protests erupted in Laser area of Rafiabad in Baramulla district after Indian Army soldiers thrashed two youth for not casting votes in the so-called Indian Parliamentary elections.
Dantewada (Chhattisgarh) [India], Oct 31 ( ANI ): For the first time, people of Tailem of Katekalyan block will be casting votes in the village itself as the Election Commission is preparing to set up polling booths there.
He said that for eligibility of registration and casting votes, there was a requirement from overseas Pakistanis to have a machine-readable passport, National Identity Card (NIC) for Overseas Pakistanis and a valid email address.
AS parts of the moves to checkmate possible incidence of vote buying in the forthcoming September 22 governorship poll in Osun, the Head of Department, voters education and publicity of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state, Mr Stephen Akin Ojewande, Deputy HOD Voters Education and publicity, on Thursday said any voter that display ballot after casting votes would be prosecuted.
ISLAMABAD -- Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday directed to give priority to senior citizens, disabled persons and pregnant women in casting votes and avoid them waiting in long queues.
'I have been casting votes since 1977, but in my observance this is most apathetic election in the history of country,' commented, Hyder Abbas, a banker at local bank.