Definition : Abstention - Co-owner

The act, by a co-owner or his mandatary, not to participate in a vote, by voting neither for nor against during a general meeting of the co-owners. 

 WARNING! In the calculation the majorities set out in the Civil Code of Québec, abstentions must be counted as votes against during a vote. 

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