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casting vote

noun
1.
the deciding vote of the presiding officer of a deliberative body, made when the other votes are equally divided.
Also called casting voice.
Origin
1685-1695
1685-95
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casting vote

noun
1.
the deciding vote used by the presiding officer of an assembly when votes cast on both sides are equal in number
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