1) CONVENTION Yea is an old-fashioned, poetic, or religious word for `yes'.
2) CONVENTION Yea is sometimes used to mean `yes' when people are talking about voting for or agreeing to do something.

The House of Commons can merely say yea or nay to the executive judgment.

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