vote of no confidence


vote of no confidence
vote of no confidence noun
The legal method of forcing the resignation of a leader, government or governing body
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Main Entry:vote

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vote of no confidence (or vote of censure)
a vote showing that a majority does not support the policy of a leader or governing body

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noun, pl votes of no confidence [count]
: a formal vote by which people (such as the members of a legislature) indicate that they do not support a leader, government, etc.

He was forced to resign after a vote of no confidence by the board of directors.

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ˌvote of ˌno ˈconfidence [vote of no confidence] noun usually singular
a formal vote to show that people do not support a leader, a political party, an idea, etc

The assembly passed a vote of no confidence in the government.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.