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WHAT DOES ABSTENTION MEAN IN ENGLISH?
Abstention is a term in election procedure for when a participant in a vote either does not go to vote or, in parliamentary procedure, is present during the vote, but does not cast a ballot. Abstention must be contrasted with "blank vote", in which a voter casts a ballot willfully made invalid by marking it wrongly or by not marking anything at all. A "blank voter" has voted, although his vote may be considered a spoilt vote, depending on each legislation, while an abstaining voter hasn't voted. Both forms may or may not, depending on the circumstances, be considered to be protest vote. An abstention may be used to indicate the voting individual's ambivalence about the measure, or mild disapproval that does not rise to the level of active opposition. Abstention can also be used when someone has a certain position about an issue, but since the popular sentiment supports the opposite, it might not be politically expedient to vote according to his or her conscience. A person may also abstain when they do not feel adequately informed about the issue at hand, or has not participated in relevant discussion.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ABSTENTION» OVER TIME
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about abstention
QUOTES WITH «ABSTENTION»
Famous quotes and sentences with the word abstention.
Abstention means you stayed at home or went to the beach. By casting a blank vote, you're saying you have a political conscience but you don't agree with any of the existing parties.
10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ABSTENTION»
Discover the use of abstention in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to abstention and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
The Abstention Movement
History of the struggle for political rights and responsible government in the erstwhile princely state of Travancore by the Civic Rights League, a movement of the under-privileged, in the Thirties.
K. K. Kusuman, 1976
Bankruptcy and Debtor/creditor: Examples and Explanations
Where a court does have jurisdiction over a matter, it may decide to forgo that
jurisdictionbyabstaining fromhearingthematter.Thenatureand effectofthe court's
abstention depends on whether the court's jurisdiction is exclusive or
Brian A. Blum, 2006
Current Condemnation Law: Takings, Compensation and Benefits
V. THE ABSTENTION DOCTRINE Another way in which federal courts avoid
hearing taking cases is through use of the judicially created doctrine of "
abstention." The abstention doctrine prohibits a federal district court from
deciding cases, ...
The Takings Issue: Constitutional Limits On Land Use Control ...
Abstention. One key question in inverse condemnation litigation concerns where
the aggrieved property owner should file a lawsuit: in state or federal court. If the
federal government is the defendant, the choice is usually clear, and the suit will
Robert Meltz, Dwight Merriam, Rick Frank, 1998
Civil RICO: A Definitive Guide
Allstate Ins. Co., 517 U.S. 706 (1996), the Supreme Court ruled that, in a
damages action, the district court may order only a stay pending resolution of
state proceedings and may not invoke abstention to dismiss the suit altogether.
Gregory P. Joseph, 2010
Section 1983 Litigation: Claims and Defenses
14.02 PULLMAN ABSTENTION This section analyzes the Pullman abstention
doctrine, named after the leading case of Railroad Commission v. Pullman.16 [A]
Introduction In many § 1983 actions, the plaintiff contests the constitutionality of a
Martin A. Schwartz, John E. Kirklin, 1997
Federal Courts: Examples and Explanations
Pullman abstention: Lolly is not asserting a federal constitutional claim. Nor does
her land contest implicate any constitutional issues. The trigger for Pullman
abstention is therefore missing. The purpose ofPullmanis to provide a
mechanism for ...
Laura E. Little, 2007
Encyclopedia of the United States Constitution
David Andrew Schultz. abstention doctrine 5 Cambridge University Press, 2005;
Herring, Mark Y. The Pro-Life/Choice Debate. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press
, 2003; Hull, N. E. H., William James Hoffer, and Peter Charles Hoffer, eds.
David Andrew Schultz, 2009
Feminism and Empire: Women Activists in Imperial Britain, ...
It is interesting to compare abstention with the other main form of popular action
against slavery, namely petitioning. A conventional way of distinguishing the two
would be to describe abstention as a cosy private, domestic-base campaign ...
Clare Midgley, 2007
Bankruptcy Litigation Manual, 2012-2013 Edition
Michael L. Cook. At least one district court has held that § 1334(c) authorizes the
bankruptcy court to rule directly on motions to abstain (or remand under § 1452(b
)), subject to review by the district court.70 Decisions on permissive abstention, ...
Michael L. Cook, 2012
10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ABSTENTION»
Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term abstention is used in the context of the following news items.
Report: Netanyahu Phoned Indian PM Modi the Night Before India …
According to Indian media, the abstention marked the first time Asia's largest democracy voted against a pro-Palestinian resolution at the U.N. ... «Algemeiner, Jul 15»
ValueSpeak: The country and the concept
... during which the Continental Congress voted unanimously (not counting New York's abstention) for independence from Great Britain. «NewsOK.com, Jul 15»
Delhi Confidential: Landslide Report
ISRAEL AMBASSADOR Daniel Carmon was happy at the Indian abstention at the United Nations Human Rights Council vote condemning ... «The Indian Express, Jul 15»
County Has Lost Its Ag Scientists
There was one abstention, by Ruth Jensen, who represents the 5th ... conflict of interest — confirmed by Jensen's abstention from the vote. «Santa Barbara Independent, Jul 15»
UN Adopts Anti-Israel Protective Edge Report
There was only one abstention, the United States, calling the report biased against Israel. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu responded to the ... «Yeshiva World News, Jul 15»
Gold price increases -- report
... in the middle of the past week. Record fall of the gold price was attributed to investors' abstention and search for more feasible businesses. «Kuwait News Agency, Jul 15»
India's abstention on UNHRC vote against Israel significant: Officials
Yesterday's abstention is another sign of "warming ties" between India and Israel since the election of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014, ... «Economic Times, Jul 15»
The 56 Declaration of Independence Signers: An Arbitrary Ranking
Robert Morris [Pennsylvania] Abstention allowed unanimous colony vote for independence. Kept Congress on firm financial footing throughout ... «The Big Lead, Jul 15»
India reiterates support to Palestine cause
He added that abstention from voting in the UN body against Israel on Friday was because the resolution in question had direct reference to the ... «Kuwait News Agency, Jul 15»
Can Technology Revolutionize Our Political System?
And let's not even mention voter abstention rates at the city level. Siri specifically acknowledges the apathy that exists within the millennial ... «Neon Tommy, Jul 15»
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