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A declaration or vote of general agreement; a statement that something has been passed nemine contradicente.
Especially with reference to a motion carried: (with) no one speaking (or voting) against; = "nem. con" Also (occasionally) as adjective.
Late 17th century; earliest use found in Richard Ames (d. 1692). From nemine contradicente<br>mid 17th century; earliest use found in John Davies (1625–1693), translator. From post-classical Latin nemine contradicente ‘(with) no one speaking against’ (classical Latin has the phrase contrādīcente nullō), ablative absolute phrase from classical Latin nēmine, ablative of nēmō no one + contrādīcente, ablative of present participle of contrādīcere.
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