Definition of Overvote

1. v. t. To outvote; to outnumber in votes given.



Definition of Overvote

1. Noun. (US politics) A case in which a voter has marked a ballot for more choices than allowed by the rules ¹

2. Noun. (business) A case in which more votes are cast in a voter's name than allowed under the rules ¹

3. Verb. (US politics) To spoil a ballot by marking it for more choices than allowed by the rules ¹

4. Verb. (business) To cast more votes than allowed under the rules ¹

5. Verb. (obsolete) To outvote or overrule ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Overvote

1. to defeat by a majority of votes [v -VOTED, -VOTING, -VOTES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Overvote

overveil
overveiled
overveiling
overveils
overventilated
overventilation
oververbose
overview
overviewed
overviewing
overviews
overviolent
overvivid
overvoltage
overvoltages
overvote (current term)
overvoted
overvotes
overvoting
overwait
overwalk
overwalked
overwalking
overwalks
overwarm
overwarmed
overwarming
overwarms
overwary
overwash

Literary usage of Overvote

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1. Collections by Minisink Valley Historical Society, Connecticut Historical Society (1846)
"... a sufficient number to overvote the better party for establishment of the worser way. So Trueth shall be dethroned and errour set up in the throne. ..."

2. The Harleian Miscellany: Or, A Collection of Scarce, Curious, and by William Oldys, John Malham (1810)
"And lest the new-elected members should (notwithstanding all these oaths and qualifications) oppose, and, being the greater number, overvote the present ..."

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