unanimity

noun
una·​nim·​i·​ty | \ ˌyü-nə-ˈni-mə-tē How to pronounce unanimity (audio) \

Definition of unanimity

: the quality or state of being unanimous

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Examples of unanimity in a Sentence

in a rare moment of unanimity the club members decided to throw a party for themselves

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But unanimity is required to change the coaching rules at Grand Slam events. Christopher Clarey, New York Times, "What Changed After Serena vs. the Umpire? Not Much.," 23 Aug. 2019 For the first time in my 23-plus years in Cleveland, people are talking, with common goals and unanimity on the need to take bold steps to grow the economy and make sure no one gets left behind. cleveland.com, "Cleveland is on the doorstep of doing something remarkable that no other city has done, but we could screw it up, especially if you don’t join," 20 Aug. 2019 Tonight was the first time some cracks showed in that unanimity. Dara Lind, Vox, "4 winners and 3 losers from the first night of the Democratic debates," 27 June 2019 But that appearance of unanimity masked a welter of executive-level indecision and anxiety. Nitasha Tiku, WIRED, "Three Years of Misery Inside Google, the Happiest Company in Tech," 13 Aug. 2019 But even among journalists who want to convey that climate change is a crisis, there is not unanimity about how to play it. Marc Tracy, New York Times, "As the World Heats Up, the Climate for News Is Changing, Too," 8 July 2019 This provided a rare moment of unanimity at the Fortune town hall: For better or worse, everyone agreed that President Trump's stream of divisive tweets has been great for Twitter's business. Jeff John Roberts, Fortune, "The Trouble With Regulating Big Tech," 16 July 2019 The measure would bring Louisiana in line with the unanimity rule that’s accepted in every other state but Oregon. German Lopez, Vox, "Louisiana voters will have a chance to strike down a Jim Crow law this November," 19 Oct. 2018 There was complete unanimity amongst the president’s advisers and DOD leadership on an appropriate response to Iran’s activities. John Cassidy, The New Yorker, "Trump Is Trapped by His Own Incoherent Iran Policy," 21 June 2019

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First Known Use of unanimity

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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