American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The condition of being unanimous.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being unanimous; agreement in opinion or resolution of all the persons concerned.
- n. The condition of agreement by all parties, the state of being unanimous.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality or state of being unanimous.
- n. everyone being of one mind
“I agree with the other commenters — this unanimity is totally artificial and unconvincing.”
“In a two-question poll, unanimity is therefore 83% — anything higher and the poll is probably biased.”
“Nor did the wider Arab world rally in unanimity toward Hezbollah.”
“Jeff Idelson, Hall of Fame communications vice president, says unanimity is virtually impossible.”
“Every body" agrees the beauties of Box Hill are worth seeing, but when Emma and the Highbury contingent actually begin their sightseeing, cantonising, and not unanimity, is the order of the day.”
“At the present time, unanimity is required for changing the amending formula.”
“This does not always lead to a unanimity of view, but unanimity is rarely necessary.”
“It may be argued that a requirement of unanimity is too inflexible to be applied to the distribution of legislative powers, but this distribution is basic to the Canadian federation ... the law has not said so, but the facts of national life have imposed the unanimity requirement, and experience since Confederation has established it as a convention that a government or Parliament would disregard at its peril.”
“Complete unanimity is really too much to expect amongst 15 nations whose interests, although often similar, are seldom identical.”
“If unanimity is not reached, the legislation provides for allocation by means of an automatic formula.”
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