vote


vote
vote 1 n [Latin votum vow, hope, wish]
1 a: a usu. formal expression of opinion or will in response to a proposed decision; esp: one given as an indication of approval or disapproval of a proposal, motion, or candidate for office
b: the total number of such votes made known at a single time
got half the vote
2: the collective opinion or preference of a body of persons expressed by voting
3: the right to cast a vote; specif: the right of suffrage
4 a: the act or process of voting
brought the question to a vote
b: a method of voting
vote 2 vb vot·ed, vot·ing
vi
1 a: to cast or conduct a vote
vote for acquittal
b: to exercise a political franchise
encourage people to vote
vt
1: to choose, endorse, decide the disposition of, defeat, or authorize by vote
vote an appropriation
2: to cast votes on a corporate matter on the basis of
voted their shares against the proposed merger

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

vote
I noun ballot, chirotony, choice, choosing, decision, determination, election, formal expression of choice, judgment, option, pick, poll, predilection, preference, punctum, selection, sententia, suffragium II verb approve, ballot, be counted, cast a ballot, cast a vote, choose, elect, exercise the right of suffrage, judge, poll, suffragium ferre III index cast (register), decide, franchise (right to vote), plebiscite, poll (casting of votes), primary, referendum, suffrage

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


vote
n.
An indication of a choice for candidates in an election; an individual ballot or other means of indicating such choice submitted by a voter; the right to vote.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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