What do a.m. and p.m. stand for?

casting vote

the deciding vote of the presiding officer of a deliberative body, made when the other votes are equally divided.
Also called casting voice.
Origin of casting vote
1685-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for casting vote
  • The casting vote may be used only if it will provide the necessary majority required.
  • The lieutenant-governor shall be the president of the senate but shall have only a casting vote therein.
British Dictionary definitions for casting vote

casting vote

the deciding vote used by the presiding officer of an assembly when votes cast on both sides are equal in number
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for casting vote

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for casting

Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with casting vote