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by acclamation

1. Confirmed by a show of verbal support, rather than by a formal ballot. A: "Was that new regulation passed by ballot?" B: "No, the committee was very vocal in their support for it, so I'm pretty sure it passed by acclamation."
2. Without opposition. The phrase typically applies to elections. Primarily heard in Canada. A: "He won the election by acclamation!" B: "Well, of course he did—he was running opposed!"
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Omar Ahmed Zainal was elected sixth year representative by acclamation, while Reham Fathi Abdulrahman won by 71 votes.
In by acclamation are incumbents Lennard Morin (Eastern Region 1), Helene Johnson (Eastern Region 2), and Billy Kennedy (Western Region 1A).
By acclamation, the Tallahassee Bar admitted Helen Ervin as an honorary member.
Summary: Opposition candidates won by acclamation the election for the Sidon Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture on Saturday after Future Movement candidates withdrew from the race.
Pakistan's re-election to the Executive Council by acclamation is a recognition of the positive role that Pakistan is playing in achieving the objectives of the Chemical Weapons Convention which is the only legal international instrument in the area of weapons of mass destruction that comprehensively and without discrimination prohibits an entire category of such weapons under conditions of international verification.
His former rival Hillary Clinton called for a roll call of votes to be suspended and for Mr Obama to be nominated by acclamation at the party's convention in Denver, Colorado.
Earlier, Obama and Biden had been officially selected as the US Democratic party candidates for November's presidential election after delegates at the party's convention approved his primary poll win by acclamation.
The daughter of Acclamation, trained by Simon Callaghan, was only beaten a neck in the Royal Ascot Group Two.
The most expensive was Acclamation, a colt born to half sister of the French and Irish 2000 Guineas winner Bachir.
The International Advertising Association - Jordan Chapter (IAA Jordan) elected a new Board of Directors by acclamation for the term 2007 - 2009 during the association's recent General Assembly, held at the King Hussein Club.
He also testifies to the reality that really practicing what we preach leads not to acclamation in the public square but to hardship and affliction, to a cross-shaped existence that is a paradox.
It's appropriate because it is an acclamation by the assembly of Christ's presence in the gospel, as well as an expression of sincere gratitude for the return of the Alleluia, from which we fast during Lent.
Korda's Grant is a sympathetic portrait of the tough Civil War general and poor administrator who became president almost by acclamation.
The Louisiana House passed the same resolution by acclamation on November 21.
Cardinal Edward Egan and others' passion about what is appropriate in the eucharistic acclamation displays the same myopia (NCR, July 15).