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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: unanimus, from unus 'one' + animus 'mind'


1 a unanimous decision, vote, agreement etc is one in which all the people involved agree:
It was decided by a unanimous vote that the school should close.
almost/virtually unanimous
The decision to appoint Matt was almost unanimous.
2 agreeing completely about something
unanimous in (doing) something
The banks were unanimous in welcoming the news.
unanimously adverb

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