Definition of vote of no confidence (or vote of censure) in US English:

vote of no confidence (or vote of censure)

phrase

  • A vote showing that a majority does not support the policy of a leader or governing body.

    • ‘There is support for a vote of no confidence in the union's national executive, triggering new elections.’
    • ‘The Labour Party is expected to call for a vote of no confidence in parliament this coming week, although it is unlikely to win.’
    • ‘He predicts that the demonstrations will reach their peak in two months and force the government to face a vote of no confidence in parliament.’
    • ‘Opposition parties must find 276 votes to overthrow the Government in a vote of no confidence.’
    • ‘The leaders of the opposition parties hinted at possible votes of no confidence against the Government.’
    • ‘They are subject to frequent votes of no confidence, and government leadership changes frequently as a result.’
    • ‘Only 25 of them are needed to trigger a vote of no confidence in the leader.’
    • ‘Opposition parties are debating whether to request a vote of no confidence in the Government over its handling of crime.’
    • ‘He quit following a vote of no confidence by the student body.’
    • ‘Talks resumed today after parliament passed a vote of no confidence in the government.’