(informal, by extension) Any indication of confidence in another.
13 without facing discussion on a vote of confidence.
But in the midst of these accusations (February 1876), the largest and most representative Congregational council ever held in the United States gave expression to a vote of confidence in him, which time has absolutely justified.
An interpellation can be brought on without the consent of the minister to be attacked; it is usually made the subject of a general debate, and generally ends with a vote of confidence or want of confidence in the ministry.
The result was an enthusiastic vote of confidence in Parnell, moved by Mr Justin M`Carthy and seconded by Mr T.
A ministerial crisis followed; Maura resigned; and though the elections to the senate resulted in a large Conservative majority, and though in the lower house a vote of confidence was carried by 183 to 81, Silvela himself resigned shortly afterwards.