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abstention

1. noun decision not to vote2. noun person who doesn't vote3. noun fact of not voting4. noun from sth pleasurable5. noun fact of not doing sth 1 noun decision not to votestaonadh masc  c m uit was adopted by 75 votes to 20 and 40 abstentions glacadh leis le 75 vóta in aghaidh 20 agus 40 staonadh 2 noun person who doesn't votestaonaire masc4  c m umost of the abstentions were nationalists ba náisiúnaithe iad formhór na ndaoine a staon ó vótáil 3 noun fact of not votingstaonadh masc  c m uthey've opted for abstention in the referendum thogair siad staonadh sa reifreann 4 noun from sth pleasurablestaonadh masc  c m uafter a six-month abstention from cigarettes tar éis staonadh sé mhí ó na toitínífull abstention lánstaonadh 5 noun fact of not doing sthstaonadh masc  c m uthey advise abstention from any protesting molann siadsan staonadh ó aon agóidíochtin view of their continued abstention from violence ó tharla go bhfuil siad fós ag fanacht glan ar an bhforneart