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Definition of the noun abstention
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noun - plural: abstentions
- the trait of abstaining (especially from alcohol)
- Abstention is a term in election procedure for when a participant in a vote either does not go to vote or, in parliamentary procedure, is present during the vote, but does not cast a ballot. Abstention must be contrasted with "blank vote", in which a voter casts a ballot willfully made invalid by marking it wrongly or by not marking anything at all. A "blank voter" has voted, although his vote may be considered a spoilt vote, depending on each legislation, while an abstaining voter hasn't voted. Both forms may or may not, depending on the circumstances, be considered to be protest vote.
- Abstention a.k.a. Abstenção: o deputado pode escusar-se de tomar parte na votao, registrando simplesmente absteno.
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by Thomas Lindemann, Erik Ringmar
anyway However, this relative weakness actually contributes to its popularity because nuclear abstention is a cheap and...
Essays for Gananath Obeyesekere by H. L. Seneviratne
Abstention is the active space for maintaining the tension between being in the world and of the world, as Max Weber famously characterized the ethos of dharmic Hinduism (Weber 1958). Viewed another way, if we are right in seeing non- ...
Essays on Balance: There Is Something Out There. It Is Nothing, Yet, It Is Everything. It Is Eternal. (2016)
by Richard A. Frank
erefore, abstention is a form of willing. • e Self is a system with a conscience. • e will is a projection of the Self to the exogenous world. e will is (or can be) perceived by others as the character of a ...
Culinary Linguistics (2013)
The chef's special by Cornelia Gerhardt, Maximiliane Frobenius, Susanne Ley
In American culture, abstention is the moral high ground, while giving in to cravings and losing control is a health-food sin (Counihan 1992:59). This theme is extended to other arenas in ...
The Living Age (1910)
They may give up this or that because people around them are doing so, but the abstention is an accident of the season. You do not go to balls in Lent just as you do not shoot grouse before the Twelfth. Would it not be possible for such people ...
Parliamentary Debates (1966)
House of Representatives by New Zealand. Parliament
Abstention is the solution to alcoholism, and that is what would help to prevent alcoholism from becoming the problem it is. Whether we regard alcoholism as a disease or illness or not, it is pertinent to point out that it is a self-inflicted illness ...
Encyclopedia of Adolescence (2014)
by Roger J.R. Levesque
Abstention. Roger. J. R. Levesquem. (5) Indiana University, 302 Sycamore Hall, 47405 Bloomington, IN, USA imRoger J. R.
The period of adolescence involves considerable abstention, especially in the form of social and legal efforts to ...
by David Andrew Schultz
abstention doctrine 5 Cambridge University Press, 2005; Herring, Mark Y. The Pro-Life/Choice Debate. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2003; Hull, N. E. H., William James Hoffer, and Peter Charles Hoffer, eds. The Abortion Rights ...
by G. Berridge, L. Lloyd
constructive abstention. An *abstention in a vote, where *unanimity is required for a decision, which does not have the effect of blocking it; in this situation, an ordinary ...
by Adrian Room
abrogate see abdicate abstemious see abstinent abstention/abstinence Abstention is the act of abstaining, especially when withholding one's vote at an election: There were 101 votes for, 57 against, and four abstentions.' Abstinence is also ...
Abstention is now used in a political sense to describe the renunciation of the exercise of political rights. It is resorted to, as a rule, by political parties in a minority or by individuals who are indifferent to the claims of the larger party and who ...
by Frantz J. Excellent
abstention f. Abstraction abstraction f.
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Scrabble value of A1B3S1T1E1N1T1I1O1N1
The value of this 10-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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