- of one mind; in complete agreement; agreed.
- characterized by or showing complete agreement: a unanimous vote.
Origin of unanimous
1615–25; < Latin ūnanim(us) (ūn(us) one + animus mind, heart, feeling) + -ous
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Mrs. Belden was unanimously re-elected and $1,500 were raised.
- in complete or absolute agreement
- characterized by complete agreementa unanimous decision
C17: from Latin ūnanimus from ūnus one + animus mind
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Word Origin and History for unanimously
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