ballot

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From Italian ballotta, a small ball used to register a vote. Not voting. The ballota was a ball drawn from an urn to select at random, by lottery, a person for a role.

Ref: See, for instance, p166 J J Norwich, 'History of Venice' Penguin 1983

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ballot (plural ballots)

  1. A paper or card used to cast a vote.
  2. The process of voting, especially in secret.
    • Charles Dickens
      the insufficiency of the ballot
  3. (chiefly US) A list of candidates running for office; a ticket.
  4. The total of all votes cast in an election.

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ballot (third-person singular simple present ballots, present participle balloting, simple past and past participle balloted)

  1. To vote or decide by ballot.
    to ballot for a candidate
  2. To draw lots.

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balle + -ot

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ballot m (plural ballots)

  1. bundle, package

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