- (archaic) no
- or even, or more like, or should I say. Introduces a stronger and more appropriate expression than the preceding one.
- A vote against.
"I vote nay, even though the motion is popular, because I would rather be right than popular."
- A person who voted against.
"The vote is 4 in favor and 20 opposed, the nays have it."
- (obsolete) To refuse.