noun: An abstaining vote or voter: 12 ayes, 10 nays, and 8 abstentions.
Angliško žodžio naudojimo pavyzdys:
This moral abstention is nosing its way down our streets with insidious intent.
Mr. Zapatero, who runs a minority government, got the package through with the sole votes of his Socialist party and abstention from a Basque nationalist party that he is wooing furiously for support on his next challenge, which is much bigger: passing a budget for 2011.
"We have a duty to find out if the abstention was a true reflection of her intention," he said.
Closely related to emotional restraint is the idea of abstention from greed, vice and other activities that distract the mind and disrupt the natural harmony of the Three Treasures.
Or, is it that course of duties, called abstention from acts, by which an extension of the Soul is to be sought?