from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A parliamentary vote that is determined by the relative volume of noise of those shouting “aye” and “nay.”
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- noun A
votethat is held by members calling out ayeor nay, used in cases where result is not contestedor at least not close and a count is not needed to determine if the motionpasses.
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