vote one's conscience

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of vote one's conscience

:to vote as one feels he or she should
  • I urged the senator to vote his conscience, even if it was at odds with the party line.

Word by Word Definitions

vote play
  1. : to express one's views in response to a poll

  2. : to express an opinion

  3. : to choose, endorse, decide the disposition of, defeat, or authorize by vote

  1. : a usually formal expression of opinion or will in response to a proposed decision

  2. : the total number of such expressions of opinion made known at a single time (as at an election)

  3. : an expression of opinion or preference that resembles a vote

conscience play
  1. : the sense or consciousness of the moral goodness or blameworthiness of one's own conduct, intentions, or character together with a feeling of obligation to do right or be good

  2. : a faculty, power, or principle enjoining good acts

  3. : the part of the superego in psychoanalysis that transmits commands and admonitions to the ego


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