vote


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vote \Vote\, n. [L. votum a vow, wish, will, fr. vovere, votum,
   to vow: cf. F. vote. See Vow.]
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   1. An ardent wish or desire; a vow; a prayer. [Obs.]
      --Massinger.
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   2. A wish, choice, or opinion, of a person or a body of
      persons, expressed in some received and authorized way;
      the expression of a wish, desire, will, preference, or
      choice, in regard to any measure proposed, in which the
      person voting has an interest in common with others,
      either in electing a person to office, or in passing laws,
      rules, regulations, etc.; suffrage.
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   3. That by means of which will or preference is expressed in
      elections, or in deciding propositions; voice; a ballot; a
      ticket; as, a written vote.
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            The freeman casting with unpurchased hand
            The vote that shakes the turrets of the land.
                                                  --Holmes.
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   4. Expression of judgment or will by a majority; legal
      decision by some expression of the minds of a number; as,
      the vote was unanimous; a vote of confidence.
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   5. Votes, collectively; as, the Tory vote; the labor vote.
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   Casting vote, Cumulative vote, etc. See under Casting,
      Cumulative, etc.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vote \Vote\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Voted; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Voting.] [Cf. F. voter.]
   To express or signify the mind, will, or preference, either
   viva voce, or by ballot, or by other authorized means, as in
   electing persons to office, in passing laws, regulations,
   etc., or in deciding on any proposition in which one has an
   interest with others.
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         The vote for a duelist is to assist in the prostration
         of justice, and, indirectly, to encourage the crime.
                                                  --L. Beecher.
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         To vote on large principles, to vote honestly, requires
         a great amount of information.           --F. W.
                                                  Robertson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vote \Vote\, v. t.
   1. To choose by suffrage; to elec?; as, to vote a candidate
      into office.
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   2. To enact, establish, grant, determine, etc., by a formal
      vote; as, the legislature voted the resolution.
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            Parliament voted them one hundred thousand pounds.
                                                  --Swift.
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   3. To declare by general opinion or common consent, as if by
      a vote; as, he was voted a bore. [Colloq.]
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   4. To condemn; to devote; to doom. [Obs.] --Glanvill.
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