from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cast a non-placet or negative vote against; vote down (a measure).
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To this day every country clergyman who comes up to Cambridge to record his non-placet, does so by virtue of his capacity to teach what he learned herein theory, that is.
It was he who, on the eve of the final vote, advised the minority to vote neither placet nor non-placet, but to abstain and withdraw.
It is true that an attempt was made to non-placet Mr. Everett's honorary degree in the Oxford Theatre in
It is true that an attempt was made to non-placet Mr. Everett's honorary degree in the
_non-placet, _ does so by virtue of his capacity to teach what he learned here -- in theory, that is.
- C. (574) The contest was between Lords Hardwicke and Sandwich; but according to University forms, the poll was taken on the first name; there appeared among the Blackhoods for Lord Hardwicke, placet 103; non-placet 101: among the Whitehoods, the proctors 'accounts differed; one made placet 108, non-placet 107; the other made placet 107, non-placet 101: on this a scrutiny was demanded, and refused, and a great confusion ensuing, the Vice-Chancellor adjourned the senate sine die.
Instead of aye and no they had _placet_ and _non-placet_, and in place of a member dividing the House, the question was, "_Petitne aliquis scrutinium?