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Definition of "nays" []

  • A person who votes in the negative (noun)
  • A negative vote (noun)
  • Plural form of nay. (noun)

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Use "nays" in a sentence
  • "It went through all its stages without a word of opposition, and finally passed both branches without ayes and nays, which is equivalent to a unanimous passage."
  • "It requires a majority, according to the Pocket Manual, to order the yeas and nays, which is doubtless best in the majority of assemblies; but in all bodies in which the members are responsible to their constituents, a much smaller number should have this power."
  • "It went through all its stages without a word of opposition, and finally passed both branches without yeas and nays, which is equivalent to a unanimous passage."