nemine contradicente

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin nemine contradicente (nobody contradicting).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Latinate) IPA(key): /nɛˈmiˑne kɒntrædiˈkɛnte/
  • (Anglicised) IPA(key): /nɛˈmɪne kɒntrədɪˈsɛnte/

Adverb[edit]

nemine contradicente (not comparable)

  1. (law, archaic) With nobody contradicting; by consensus; without dissent.
    • 1621, The House of Commons of the Great Britain Parliament, Commons Debates, 1621, page 279:
      The patents of 9, 13, The 2 proclamations, the Indenture and proclamations of 16 et 18, both in the creation, makynge, grantyng, and execution, by question (nemine contradicente) found greevances.
    • 1796, John Hatsells, Precedents of Proceedings in the House of Commons: With Observations, page 102:
      75. On the 11th of May, 1759, the Lords amend a turnpike road Bill, by inſerting a clauſe, “That no gate ſhall be erected within a mile of Enſham Ferry”. The conſideration of this amendment is reſolved, nemine contradicente, to be put off for a month.
    • 1904, H. G. Wells, The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth
      It was so evident that even now he had everything to learn. He did not know there were physical laws and economic laws, quantities and reactions that all humanity voting nemine contradicente cannot vote away, and that are disobeyed only at the price of destruction.
    • 1912, Charles Stokes Carey, Letters Written by Lord Chesterfield to His Son, page 306:
      Near twelve millions have been granted this year, not only nemine contradicente, but nemine quicquid dicente.
    • 2002, Jonathan Scott, Algernon Sidney and the Restoration Crisis, 1677–1683, page 67:
      Under the patronage of Titus and Jones the vote of the previous House was now read, and passed nemine contradicente for the first time.

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