non placet

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

Definition of NON PLACET

:  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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