non placet

non pla·​cet | \ ˌnän-ˈplā-sət How to pronounce non placet (audio) , ˈnōn- How to pronounce non placet (audio) \

Definition of non placet

: a negative vote

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Examples of non placet in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of non placet

1589, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for non placet

Latin, it does not please

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The first known use of non placet was in 1589

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“Non placet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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