block vote


block vote
noun
a vote proportional in magnitude to the number of people that a delegate represents
Hypernyms: ↑vote, ↑ballot, ↑voting, ↑balloting

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noun
: a method of voting (as at a convention) by which each delegate's vote has a value proportional to his representation; also : such a vote

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block vote noun
A vote by a delegate at a conference, counted as the number of people he or she represents
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Main Entry:block

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block vote UK US noun [countable] [singular block vote plural block votes]
a vote by someone who is representing a group of people in an organization
Thesaurus: votes and the process or act of votinghyponym

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block vote or bloc vote,
1. a) votes cast by proxy and equivalent to the number of persons represented. b) vote by a group having a common interest.
2. system of voting in which such votes are cast.

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n. a vote proportional in power to the number of people a delegate represents

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ˌblock ˈvote [block vote] noun
a voting system in which each person who votes represents a number of people

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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