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unanimity

[yoo-nuh-nim-i-tee] /ˌyu nəˈnɪm ɪ ti/
noun
1.
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
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English unanimite < Middle French < Latin ūnanimitās, equivalent to ūnanim(us) unanimous + -itās -ity
Synonyms
harmony, unity, unison, concert.
Antonyms
disagreement.
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  • Now the penalty inflicted as an expiation is only a manifestation of the public anger, the material proof of its unanimity.

  • We note the unanimity with which your Majesty and the cardinal write.

    Lucretia Borgia Ferdinand Gregorovius
  • We are of one mind, I perceive, in council; let our unanimity extend to our drink.

    The Lily and the Totem William Gilmore Simms
  • Nothing short of unanimity at Westminster could have worked that miracle.

    William Pitt and the Great War John Holland Rose
  • There is no unanimity of opinion or practice concerning the history of education.

    College Teaching Paul Klapper
  • Where they do agree on the stage, their unanimity is wonderful.

    Familiar Quotations John Bartlett
  • unanimity is impossible; the rule of a minority, as a permanent arrangement, is wholly inadmissible.

Word Origin and History for unanimity
n.

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

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