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.
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.
Salman Al-Shammari won by acclamation while his colleague Othoub Salama Al-Balawi won by 30 votes.
Local elections were held over two periods; the first in May 13 with 145 local councils participating in elections while 181 won by acclamation, and the second or complementary elections held on July 29 for those councils that could not for one reason or another hold them on May 13 and this included 14 councils that had elections and 18 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.
Joseph Khalil, for his part, has won by acclamation the post of the president's first deputy.
KUWAIT, May 11 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Obaid Al-Enezi was re-elected on Monday by acclamation president of the Judo Union of Asia (JUA) for the third time for 2015-2019 during the meeting of the union's general assembly.
Al-Shbi, the president of the Qatar Handball Federation, won by acclamation during a general assembly meeting held at the Ritz-Carlton.
A statement approved by acclamation at the IAAF Congress in Moscow read: "The IAAF will not stint in its resolve to do everything in its power to eradicate cheating and the Council invites Congress to strongly endorse this statement.
Two regions had no nominations filed, while five others saw nominees awarded the regional director's position by acclamation.
The Sultanate was also elected by acclamation for the membership of the ACAC Air Safety Committee and the Environment Committee.
The International Coffee Council met in London at the headquarters of the International Coffee Organization and decided by acclamation to appoint Roberio Oliveira Silva as executive director of the International Coffee Organization for a five-year term.
There were few bigger beneficiaries than those who had something to sell by Acclamation, whose yearlings were conceived for a fee of EUR20,000 and averaged around 120,000gns in Book 2.
Makram Qaisi was selected for the position by acclamation after his nomination by the Group of 77 and China, according to the Foreign Ministry.