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vote of confidence

[ vohtuhv kon-fi-duhns ]
/ ˈvoʊt əv ˈkɒn fɪ dəns /
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noun
(in a legislative or similar body) a formal vote, especially after the introduction of a crucial and controversial piece of policy, to determine whether the majority of members are still prepared to allow the party or person in power to continue governing:With the Tory Party deeply divided, Peel lost a vote of confidence on his Irish policy and had to resign as Prime Minister.
any other formal vote in favor of a person or party already in power, a policy or program, etc.:Despite record low turnout, he called the election result a vote of confidence for his party.
any expression of support:Your subscription to our magazine is a vote of confidence for our advocacy work.
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Origin of vote of confidence

First recorded in 1730–40
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