Webster 1913 Edition
votuma vow, wish, will, fr.
votum, to vow: cf. F.
An ardent wish or desire; a vow; a prayer.
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.
That by means of which will or preference is expressed in elections, or in deciding propositions; voice; a ballot; a ticket;
as, a written.
The freeman casting with unpurchased hand
votethat shakes the turrets of the land.
Expression of judgment or will by a majority; legal decision by some expression of the minds of a number;
votewas unanimous; a
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To express or signify the mind, will, or preference, either viva voce, or by ballot, or by other authorized means, as in electing persons to office, in passing laws, regulations, etc., or in deciding on any proposition in which one has an interest with others.
votefor a duelist is to assist in the prostration of justice, and, indirectly, to encourage the crime.
voteon large principles, to
votehonestly, requires a great amount of information.
F. W. Robertson.
To choose by suffrage; to elec[GREEK];
votea candidate into office
To enact, establish, grant, determine, etc., by a formal vote;
as, the legislature.
votedthem one hundred thousand pounds.
To declare by general opinion or common consent, as if by a vote;
as, he was.
To condemn; to devote; to doom.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Suffrage; 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 man to office, or in passing laws, rules, regulations and the like. This vote or expression of will may be given by holding up the hand, by rising and standing up, by the voice, [viva voce.] by ballot, by a ticket or otherwise. All these modes and others are used. Hence,
2.That by which will or preference is expressed in elections or in deciding propositions; a ballot; a ticket, &c.; as a written vote.
3.Expression of will be a majority; legal decision by some expression of the minds of a number; as, the vote was unanimous.
4.United voice in public prayer.