straight voting

noun

Legal Definition of straight voting

: a system of voting for corporate directors in which each shareholder may cast one vote for each share of stock owned for each seat in contention — compare cumulative voting

Learn More About straight voting

Dictionary Entries Near straight voting

straight-line depreciation

straight voting

stranger

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Straight voting.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/straight%20voting. Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Challenging Words You Should Know

  • hedgehog reading a book
  • Often used to describe “the march of time,” what does inexorable mean?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!