abstention

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abstention

Politics the act of withholding one's vote
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The vote recorded 150 in favour, six opposed, including the United States, and 10 abstentious, presenting a pretty clear picture of the way the world regards the latest Israeli abomination.
Mr Lewis'sfriend and GP Dr Anthony Lynch, who represented the family, said: "He was a fine, industrious and abstentious man and a family man too.
Abstentious women are no more militant than abstentious men (36.