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non placet

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noun non pla·cet \ˈnän-ˈplā-sət, ˈnōn-\

Definition of non placet

  1. :  a negative vote



Examples of non placet

  1. <the motion to award the controversial scholar an honorary degree from the university passed by an overwhelming margin, with only two recorded non placets>



Origin of non placet

Latin, it does not please


First Known Use: 1589


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