Yea (noun)

An affirmative vote or expression of assent.

Origin:

Middle english ye, from old english gēa; akin to old high german jā yes, sanskrit yáḥ whoever.

Examples:

  1. The motion passed with 50 yeas and 20 nays.
  2. The yeas have it.
  3. She gave a loud yea in response to the question.
  4. The council members responded with a chorus of yeas.
  5. The speaker called for a voice vote, and the room erupted in a chorus of yeas and nays.
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