Found 2 items, similar to cumulative vote.
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Definition: cumulative vote
n : an election in which each person has as many votes as there
are positions to be filled and they can all be cast for
one candidate or can be distributed in any manner
English → English
Definition: Cumulative vote
, n. [L. votum a vow, wish, will, fr. vovere, votum,
to vow: cf. F. vote. See Vow
1. An ardent wish or desire; a vow; a prayer. [Obs.]
2. A wish, choice, or opinion, of a person or a body of
persons, expressed in some received and authorized way;
the expression of a wish, desire, will, preference, or
choice, in regard to any measure proposed, in which the
person voting has an interest in common with others,
either in electing a person to office, or in passing laws,
rules, regulations, etc.; suffrage.
3. That by means of which will or preference is expressed in
elections, or in deciding propositions; voice; a ballot; a
ticket; as, a written vote.
The freeman casting with unpurchased hand
The vote that shakes the turrets of the land.
4. Expression of judgment or will by a majority; legal
decision by some expression of the minds of a number; as,
the vote was unanimous; a vote of confidence.
5. Votes, collectively; as, the Tory vote; the labor vote.
, Cumulative vote
, etc. See under Casting
(k?"m?-l?-t?v), a. [Cf. F.
1. Composed of parts in a heap; forming a mass; aggregated.
“As for knowledge which man receiveth by teaching, it is
cumulative, not original.”
2. Augmenting, gaining, or giving force, by successive
additions; as, a cumulative argument, i. e., one whose
force increases as the statement proceeds.
The argument . . . is in very truth not logical and
single, but moral and cumulative. --Trench.
(a) Tending to prove the same point to which other
evidence has been offered; -- said of evidence.
(b) Given by same testator to the same legatee; -- said of
a legacy. --Bouvier. --Wharton.
(Med.), that action of certain drugs, by
virtue of which they produce, when administered in small
doses repeated at considerable intervals, the same effect
as if given in a single large dose.
, a poison the action of which is
or Cumulative system of voting
(Politics), that system which allows to each voter as many
votes as there are persons to be voted for, and permits
him to accumulate these votes upon one person, or to
distribute them among the candidates as he pleases.