from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The condition of being unanimous.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being unanimous; agreement in opinion or resolution of all the persons concerned.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being unanimous.

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  • noun The condition of agreement by all parties, the state of being unanimous.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun everyone being of one mind


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  • When taking decisions on some issues, the Council of the European Union has to be in unanimous agreement – i.e. all countries have to agree. Any disagreement, even by one single country, will block the decision. This would make progress very difficult in a Union of 27 countries, so the unanimity rule now applies only in particularly sensitive areas such as asylum, taxation and the common foreign and security policy. In most fields, decisions are now taken by qualified majority voting.

    May 19, 2012