Definition of yea
- yet the impression, yea the evidence, is inescapable
- —J. G. Harrison
we will go to the new land, and, yea, we will pursue our dreams!
I vote yea on the proposed increase in the school budget.
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
the measure passed with 50 yeas and 17 nays
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: a yes vote
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of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous
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