What is Tie?

Legal Definition
When two persons receive an equal number of votes at an election, there is said to be a tie.

2. In that case neither is elected. When the votes are given on any question to be decided by a deliberative assembly, and there is a tie, the question is lost. Vide Majority.
-- Bouviers Law Dictionary
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n. When, at an election, neither candidate receives a majority of the votes cast, but each has the same number, there is said to be a "tie." So when the number of votes cast in favor of any measure, in a legislative or deliberative body, is equal to the number cast against it. See Wooster v. Mullins, 64 Conn. 340, 30 AU. 144, 25 In R. A. 694
-- Black's Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
v. To bind. "The parson is not tied to find the parish clerk." 1 Leon. 94.
-- Black's Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
An equal number of votes at an election. See 64 Conn. 340, 25 L. R. A. 694, 30 Atl. 144.
-- Ballentine's Law Dictionary