- vote of no confidence
- vote of no confidence nounThe legal method of forcing the resignation of a leader, government or governing body• • •Main Entry: ↑vote
* * *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
* * *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.
* * *ˌvote of ˌno ˈconfidence [vote of no confidence] noun usually singulara 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.