chirotony
A vote which is taken by a show of hands

Grandiloquent dictionary. 2006.

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  • chirotony — chi·rot·o·ny …   English syllables

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  • chirotony — kīˈrätənē noun ( es) Etymology: Greek cheirotonia, from cheir chir + tonia (from tonos stretching, tension) more at tone : the extension of hands in bestowing a blessing in an ecclesiastical rite …   Useful english dictionary

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