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Synonyms for abstention



Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

Synonyms for abstention

the trait of abstaining (especially from alcohol)

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However, members approved the scheme by six votes to three, with one abstention.
A resolution sponsored by Ireland passed with a vote of 156-6 with 12 abstentions. Without mentioning Hamas, it outlined the basis for comprehensive Israeli-Palestinian peace and referred to a December 2016 Security Council resolution that condemned Israeli settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem as a "flagrant violation" of international law.
The second, titled "Jerusalem," was adopted with 148 votes in favor, 11 against and 14 abstentions, rejects Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem.
The draft resolution "Persons displaced as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities" got a recorded 155 votes in favor to 5 against (Canada, Israel, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, United States), with 10 abstentions (Australia, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Palau, Rwanda, Solomon Islands, Togo) --.
A little earlier, with 68 votes in favor, no votes against and no abstentions, in the absence of the opposition, the Parliament decided that a consultative referendum should be held on 30 December this year in which citizens would have to answer the question of whether they were for EU and NATO integration by accepting the Agreement between the Republic of Macedonia and the Hellenic Republic.
' by a vote of 78 against to 59 in favour, with 26 abstentions ' which would have condemned Hamas for repeatedly firing rockets into Israel and inciting violence along the boundary fence.
That vote went overwhelmingly against Pyongyang: 119-19 with 48 abstentions. Iran was one of the 19 standing with North Korea.
The poem is all about abstention: abstaining from standing up and being counted.
A total of 174 MPs voted unanimously to remove Iskrov from office, with no votes against and no abstentions, according to reports of the BGNES news agency.
A draft resolution on achieving a nuclear weaponfree world and accelerating the implementation of nuclear disarmament commitments was adopted in the UN General Assembly session on Tuesday by a recorded vote of 169 in favour to 7 against with 5 abstentions including by Bhutan and China.
The voting results were: 148 in favor to 6 against, with 8 abstentions.
Article 34, reestablishing nationwide jurisdiction of national police, was approved by 118 voters with 10 abstentions. Article 35, outlining corruption reporting procedures, went through with 116 votes for and seven abstentions.
-e legislation received the necessary two thirds majority in all three Houses of the General Synod with 37 bishops voting in favour with two against and one abstention, 162 clergy in favour, 25 against and four abstentions.
In the crucial lay votes there were 152 votes in favour, 45 against and five abstentions.