vote of confidencevote of confidence
a public expression of support, specif. as by a legislative body for a public official
(plural votes of confidence)
- A motion proposed in a parliament or other assembly to give members the chance to express their confidence in a government; sometimes proposed by a government to counter a vote of no confidence proposed by the opposition; defeat would lead to the resignation of the government.
- (informal, by extension) Any indication of confidence in another.
- vote of no confidence