by acclamation

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!"
See also: by
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He had caught their interest, and the audience urged the chairman by acclamation to extend Martin's time.
"Slipper," said Captain Duncan, selected by acclamation.
Ambassador Lodhi, who was elected by acclamation after her candidature was endorsed by the 54-member body, will assume the Asia Pacific seat in the Ecosoc bureau.
Ambassador Lodhi's election was by acclamation after her candidature was endorsed by the 54-member body.
Election by acclamation means voting did not involve ballots.
The AFC Congress also approved Qatar's proposal to amend a provision in the statute that prevented candidacy for two posts, and thus al-Mohannadi also retained, by acclamation, his position as AFC Vice President for West Asia.
Amman, April 5 (KUNA) -- Jordanian Prince Ali bin Al Hussein was re-elected as President of the West Asian Football Federation (WAFF) by acclamation during the federation's ninth ordinary meeting on Thursday.
The Council next elected Portugal, by acclamation, to the Commission on Social Development for a four-year term beginning at the first meeting of the Commissions fifty-eighth session in 2019 and expiring at the close of its sixty-first session in 2023.
First Year student Hawass Salman Al-Shammari won by acclamation, while his peer Shaikha Walid Al-Qattami won 108 votes.
NNA - MPs Alain Aoun and Marwan Hamade have won the election of the Parliament's Secretariat body by acclamation, National News Agency correspondent reported on Tuesday.
ACCLAMATION VOTEHe said it is not only practically impossible to determine the two-thirds threshold through acclamation, but also totally unacceptable to the petitioner that such an important matter should be subjected to a vote by acclamation, robbing it of its objectivity and allowing the Speaker the discretion to subjectively determine the outcome.At the same time, three lawyers have also filed a similar suit against National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi and his temporary deputy Soipan Tuya.
Qasabi won by acclamation to succeed engineer Mohamed al-Sewedi, as nobody ran in the election against him.
Riyadh, Rabi'I 03, 1439, November 21, 2017, SPA -- The General Assembly of the Sports Federation of Islamic Solidarity announced at its 10th meeting held in Riyadh today that Turki bin Abdul Mohsen Al-Sheikh has won the post of Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Federation by acclamation for the period 2017-2021.
Percentage of women winners in election was 19.8%, and 22.4% won by acclamation. However, in 2012 elections, percentage of women winners was 21%, and 22% won by acclamation.
The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Cairo concluded its elections by acclamation for the 2017-2019 sessions with the victory of engineer Tarek Tawfik, head of the Egyptian Federation of Industries, replacing Anis Aclimandos.