Obtain a sign of acquiescence to obtain authorization or confirmation the electoral commission. In this expression, « a slight and rapid tilt of the head as consent or command » is used figuratively more often than literally. A variation is the nod. If a woman has the blessing of her parents to marry, her consent to marriage is an example of consent. With Fred`s consent, he threw himself into the old man`s room to turn on his computer and do it. Ully nodded and scribbled notes on his iPad. At his first meeting, Lucas introduced a bill to implement this reform, but was rejected in the request to send the bill to England for approval by the Secret Council; and he insisted on the independent. She set the settings in place and waited for the probate screen. Paul L. Troast got the G.O.P. nodding, beating his next rival… more than 53,000 votes. (The Wall Street Journal, April 23, 1953) amen ecke A coterie of incandescent faithful or fervent followers, so called the place in a church, usually near the pulpit, occupied by those who run the reactive « Amens.
A person in the corner of Amen is, figuratively, a disciple or pendant; Often a yes or a sycophatante toady. The expression is now entirely American, but it may well come from the Amen Corner of London`s Paternoster Row, the supposed point where the Corpus Domini procession reached the « Amen » of « Father Noster ».