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Noun, Suru verb
1. abstention (from voting); renunciation (of a right); withdrawal (from a contest)
  • いざ
  • とうひょう投票
  • という
  • とき
  • かれ
  • きけん棄権
  • した
  • When it was time to vote, he abstained.
Wikipedia definition
2. AbstentionAbstention is a term in election procedure for when a participant in a vote either does not go to vote (on election day) or, in parliamentary procedure, is present during the vote, but does not cast a ballot. Abstention must be contrasted with "blank vote", in which a voter casts a ballot willfully made invalid by marking it wrongly or by not marking anything at all.
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