Definition of Casting vote

1. Noun. The deciding vote cast by the presiding officer to resolve a tie.

Generic synonyms: Ballot, Balloting, Vote, Voting

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Casting Vote

casting agent
casting away
casting flask
casting lots
casting off
casting ring
casting vote (current term)
casting wax
castle in Spain
castle in the air
castle nut
castle nuts

Literary usage of Casting vote

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1. Commentaries on the Law of Municipal Corporations by John Forrest Dillon (1911)
"By other provisions of the charter, the mayor had only the power to preside at meetings, to give a casting vote in the case of a tie, and to submit ..."

2. American Tariff Controversies in the Nineteenth Century by Edward Stanwood (1904)
"It was now his duty to give the casting vote, and he voted in the negative, with the free traders, against the protectionists, and against the two senators ..."

3. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1905)
"So. the rule that the mayor bas a casting vote In case of a tie In a city ... shall preside at the meeting, and have the casting vote,—power Is given to the ..."

4. History of the Life and Times of James Madison by William Cabell Rives (1868)
"... by a Vote of Thirty to Eighteen — Carried in the Senate by casting vote of Vice-President — Mr. Madison brings forward Proposition for certain ..."

5. American Politics (non-partisan) from the Beginning to Date: Embodying a by Thomas Valentine Cooper (1892)
"... a resolution to cut oft" intercourse with Great Britain passed the House, and wa» defeated in the Senate only by the casting vote of the Vice-President. ..."

6. The Annual Register edited by Edmund Burke (1862)
"Whiteside, and other Members—The Members, on a division, are found to be equal—The Speaker is called upon to give a casting vote—He states his reasons, ..."

7. Legislative Procedure: Parliamentary Practices and the Course of Business in by Robert Luce (1922)
"Was the casting vote a perquisite of a moderator, but not of a Speaker unless formally given to him? Apparently it did not appertain to a Governor, ..."

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