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[yoo-nuh-nim-i-tee] /ˌyu nəˈnɪm ɪ ti/
the state or quality of being unanimous; a consensus or undivided opinion:
The unanimity of the delegates was obvious on the first ballot.
Origin of unanimity
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English unanimite < Middle French < Latin ūnanimitās, equivalent to ūnanim(us) unanimous + -itās -ity
harmony, unity, unison, concert.
disagreement. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He has this funny idea that agreement is necessary to achieve political goals, and that unanimity is preferred.
  • Yet this sudden outbreak of unanimity has coincided with signs that the recovery is gathering pace.
  • The near unanimity about the agency's weaknesses is striking.
  • The unanimity within each of the two regions is stronger than had been apparent during the campaign.
  • The evidence of these gentlemen was characterized by a remarkable unanimity touching all the principal facts relating.
  • For once, there seems to be some unanimity of purpose between the centre and the cities.
  • About the only thing on which there is unanimity is that there is actually such a thing as acid precipitation.
  • We never quite got to unanimity on a definition, but there was certainly more clarity at the end than at the outset.
  • Gore lost one hypothetical recount on the unanimity basis.
  • There is amazing unanimity in certain styles and fabrics.
Word Origin and History for unanimity

mid-15c., from Old French unanimite (14c.), from Latin unanimitas, from unanimus (see unanimous).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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