Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To cast a non-placet or negative vote against; vote down (a measure).

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Examples

  • ’ 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 here—in theory, that is.

    I. Introductory

  • 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.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 5: Diocese-Fathers of Mercy

  • It is true that an attempt was made to non-placet Mr. Everett's honorary degree in the Oxford Theatre in

    Biographical Study of A W Kinglake

  • It is true that an attempt was made to non-placet Mr. Everett's honorary degree in the

    Biographical Study of A.W. Kinglake

  • _non-placet, _ does so by virtue of his capacity to teach what he learned here -- in theory, that is.

    On The Art of Reading

  • - 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.

    The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford — Volume 3

  • 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?

    The Life of William Ewart Gladstone, Vol. 1 (of 3) 1809-1859

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