casting vote

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1678, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of casting vote was in 1678

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“Casting vote.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/casting%20vote. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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