Having no vote; denied a vote or the right to vote.
(comparative more voteless, superlative most voteless)
- (of a person, an organization, etc.) Without a vote; not allowed a vote.
Variant of vote
- a decision by a group on a proposal, resolution, bill, etc., or a choice between candidates for office, expressed by written ballot, voice, show of hands, etc.
- the decision of any individual in the group
- the expression or indication of such a decision or choice
- the ticket, ballot, voice, or other means by which it is expressed
- the right to exercise such a decision or choice, as in a meeting, election, etc.; suffrage
- the total number of ballots cast: a light vote
- votes collectively: to get out the vote
- a specified group of voters, or their votes, collectively: the farm vote
Origin of voteLate Middle English (Scot) ; from Classical Latin votum, a wish, vow ; from neuter of votus, past participle of vovere, to vow ; from Indo-European base an unverified form ewegwh-, to speak solemnly, vow from source Sanskrit vāghát, one who vows, Classical Greek euche, a vow, prayer
intransitive verbvoted, voting
- to express the will or a preference in a matter by ballot, voice, etc.; give or cast a vote
- to declare a preference, wish, opinion, etc.: the departing spectators voted with their feet
- to decide, choose, enact, or authorize by vote
- to grant or confer by vote
- to support (a specified party ticket) in voting
- to declare by general opinion: voted the picnic a success
- Informal to suggest: I vote we leave now
to defeat by voting; decide against
to defeat (an incumbent) in an election