Definition of casting vote in English:

casting vote

Syllabification: cast·ing vote


  • An extra vote given by a chairperson to decide an issue when the votes on each side are equal.
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    • The second thing I want to talk about is the meeting issue and the casting vote.
    • His troubles within the organisation culminated in 1930, when he had to rely on his own vote and the casting vote of the national secretary to survive.
    • A casting vote of the Chairman decided the issue.


early 17th century: from an obsolete sense of cast 'turn the scale'.

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