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ballot box

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noun
  1. a receptacle for voters' ballots.
  2. a system or instance of voting by ballot.
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Origin of ballot box

First recorded in 1670–80
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Examples from the Web for ballot box

Contemporary Examples of ballot box

Historical Examples of ballot box

  • In fact, this is the meaning of our free schools, of trial by jury, and of the ballot-box.

    The Arena

    Various

  • Were the Boers to lose by the ballot-box the victory which they had won by their rifles?

    The War in South Africa

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • He votes with the rest, and then abides by the decision of the ballot-box.

    Charles I

    Jacob Abbott

  • These funds have been used to corrupt the ballot-box and the law-makers of the country.

    Frenzied Finance

    Thomas W. Lawson

  • Agitation is the method that plants the school by the side of the ballot-box.

    Pearls of Thought

    Maturin M. Ballou


British Dictionary definitions for ballot box

ballot box

noun
  1. a box into which ballot papers are dropped after voting
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