vote of no confidence

noun phrase
|Updated on: 13 Jul 2018

Definition of vote of no confidence

: a formal vote by which the members of a legislature or similar deliberative body indicate that they no longer support a leader, government, etc.
  • The chairman was forced to resign after a vote of no confidence by the board of trustees.

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1835

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