casting vote

noun

Definition of casting vote

: a deciding vote cast by a presiding officer to break a tie

First Known Use of casting vote

1678, in the meaning defined above

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“Casting vote.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/casting%20vote. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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