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[mass noun] (especially in a parliament) voting for a party one does not belong to, or for more than one party.
- ‘It saw some Government employees peeping in to find out the position of the Congress and to see whether there was any cross-voting.’
- ‘He said in the case of simultaneous polls, there is every chance of cross-voting and the voters end up voting for the same party.’
- ‘Philip Norton's study of the division lists in Parliaments since 1945 shows that in the Parliaments from 1970 the proportion of divisions in which cross-voting (or a member defying his whip) occurred increased.’
- ‘Party leaders and backbenchers both rated cross-voting as the most serious violation of party discipline.’
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