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Definition of block vote in English:

noun

British
A vote proportional in power to the number of people a delegate represents, used particularly at a trade-union conference.
Example sentences
  • In part, that was because rule changes reduced the power of the block vote.
  • And although he broke the trade union block vote at the party conference, his longer-term strategy for Labour was not entirely clear.
  • As with last year, a secret panel will be awarding a single block vote to the value of an extra 20 per cent of the evening's total vote.

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