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voice vote

noun
1.
a vote based on estimation of the relative strength of ayes and noes called out rather than on a counting of ballots, a roll call, or a division.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30
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British Dictionary definitions for voice-vote

voice vote

noun
1.
a vote taken in a legislative body by calling for the ayes and the noes and estimating which faction is more numerous from the volume of the noise
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