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noun
the deciding vote of the presiding officer of a deliberative body, made when the other votes are equally divided.
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Also called casting voice .

Origin of casting vote

First recorded in 1685–95
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casting vote

noun
the deciding vote used by the presiding officer of an assembly when votes cast on both sides are equal in number
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