vote of no confidence

noun phrase

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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Recent Examples on the Web In 1992, when the economy had soured, Americans effectively cast a vote of no confidence in George H.W. Bush’s capacity to restore prosperity. Jonathan Martin, New York Times, "Our 2020 Election Guide," 8 Apr. 2020 Millions of people around the country are banging pots and pans out their window on a nightly basis in a distinctively Latin American vote of no confidence in their president. Andre Pagliarini, The New Republic, "Could the Coronavirus End Jair Bolsonaro’s Presidency?," 6 Apr. 2020 Why shouldn't your entry be seen as a bit of a vote of no confidence in Elizabeth Warren? NBC News, "Meet the Press - November 17, 2019," 17 Nov. 2019 In June, the Mesa police cast a vote of no confidence against Chief Ramon Batista, who had been accused of abandoning rank-and-file officers. Uriel J. Garcia, azcentral, "Phoenix police union backs off no-confidence vote against Chief Jeri Williams," 1 Nov. 2019 Ruslan Ryaboshapka was removed in a parliamentary vote of no confidence on Thursday night, after Zelenskiy said he should be dismissed, despite objections by ambassadors from G7 countries, including the United States. Patrick Reevell, ABC News, "Ukraine fires prosecutor general, alarming US, European countries," 6 Mar. 2020 Previously, any vote of no confidence would trigger the prime minister’s resignation and a general election. The Economist, "Can Parliament stop no-deal?," 8 Aug. 2019 Kurti's government was dismissed by a 82-32 vote of no confidence on Wednesday after weeks of downplaying concerns about the pandemic. Spencer Neale, Washington Examiner, "Kosovo government voted out after bungling coronavirus response," 26 Mar. 2020 Warren Buffett his 31 newspapers in January, a powerful vote of no confidence in their financial future. Margaret Sullivan, Washington Post, "The future of local newspapers just got bleaker. Here’s why we can’t let them die.," 15 Feb. 2020

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1835, in the meaning defined above

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“Vote of no confidence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vote%20of%20no%20confidence. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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vote of no confidence

noun

English Language Learners Definition of vote of no confidence

: a formal vote by which people (such as the members of a legislature) indicate that they do not support a leader, government, etc.

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