Vote of no confidence (or vote of censure)
a vote showing that a majority does not support the policy of a leader or governing body.
Vote of confidence
a vote showing that a majority continues to support the policy of a leader or governing body.
Motion of no confidence
A motion of no confidence (alternatively vote of no confidence, no-confidence motion) is a statement or vote which states that a person(s) in a position of responsibility (government, managerial, etc.) is no longer deemed fit to hold that position, perhaps because they are inadequate in some respect, are failing to carry out obligations, or are making decisions that other members feel are detrimental. As a parliamentary motion, it demonstrates to the head of state that the elected parliament no longer has confidence in (one or more members of) the appointed government.
A censure motion is different from a no-confidence motion. Depending on the constitution of the body concerned, "No Confidence" may lead to dismissal of the council of ministers or other position-holder(s), whereas "Censure" is meant to show disapproval and does not result in the resignation of ministers. The censure motion can be against an individual minister or a group of ministers, but the no-confidence motion is directed against the entire cabinet. Again, depending on the applicable rules, censure motions may need to state the reasons for the motion while no-confidence motions may not require reasons to be specified.
verb (wraps, wrapping, wrapped or archaic wrapt)
1 [with object] cover or enclose (someone or something) in paper or soft material: he wrapped the Christmas presents | Leonora wrapped herself in a large white bath towel.
• [with object] (wrap something around) arrange paper or soft material around (someone or something), typically as a covering or for warmth or protection: wrap the bandage around the injured limb.
• place an arm, finger, or leg around (someone or something): he wrapped an arm around her waist.
• clasp; embrace: she wrapped him in her arms.
• informal crash a vehicle into (a stationary object): Richard wrapped his car around a telephone pole.
2 Computing [with object] cause (a word or unit of text) to be carried over to a new line automatically as the margin is reached, or to fit around embedded features such as pictures.
• [no object] (of a word or unit or text) be carried over to the next line or fit around a picture.
3 [no object] informal finish filming or recording: we wrapped on schedule three days later.
1 a loose outer garment or piece of material.
• [as modifier] denoting a garment having one part overlapping another; wraparound: a wrap skirt.
• paper or soft material used for wrapping: plastic food wrap.
• (usually wraps) a veil of secrecy maintained about something, especially a new project: details of the police operation are being kept under wraps.
2 [usually in singular] informal the end of a session of filming or recording: right, it's a wrap.
3 a sandwich in which the filling is rolled in a soft tortilla.
4 short for body wrap.
• short for nail wrap.
be wrapped up in
be so engrossed or absorbed in (something) that one does not notice other people or things.
wrap up (also wrap someone up)
put on (or dress someone in) warm clothes: wrap up warm | Tim was well wrapped up against the weather.
wrap something up
complete or conclude a discussion or agreement: they hope to wrap up negotiations within sixty days.
• win a game or competition: Australia wrapped up the series 4–0.
a subtle difference in or shade of meaning, expression, or sound: the nuances of facial expression and body language.
verb [with object]
give nuances to: the effect of the music is nuanced by the social situation of listeners.
the nuances of light are very effective: FINE DISTINCTION, subtle difference; shade, shading, gradation, variation, degree; subtlety, nicety, overtone.
late 18th century: from French, ‘shade, subtlety’, from nuer ‘to shade’, based on Latin nubes ‘cloud’.