from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A parliamentary vote that is determined by the relative volume of noise of those shouting "aye” and "nay.”

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A vote that is held by members calling out aye or nay, used in cases where result is not contested or at least not close and a count is not needed to determine if the motion passes.


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