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- n. A motion proposed in a parliament or other assembly to give members the chance to express their confidence in a government; sometimes proposed by a government to counter a vote of no confidence proposed by the opposition; defeat would lead to the resignation of the government.
- n. Any indication of confidence in another.
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- n. an expression of approval and encouragement
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The Indian Government took this effectively to a vote of confidence on the floor of the Indian Parliament.