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ballot

[ bal-uht ]
/ 藞b忙l 蓹t /
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noun
verb (used without object), bal路lot路ed, bal路lot路ing.
to vote by ballot: to ballot against a candidate.
to draw lots: to ballot for places.
verb (used with object), bal路lot路ed, bal路lot路ing.
to canvass or solicit (a group, membership, etc.) for votes: Members were balloted on the resolution.
to select, especially for military service, by ballot: Certain age groups will not be balloted at this time.
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Origin of ballot

1540鈥50; (<Middle French ballotte) <Italian ballotta (probably < Venetian), equivalent to ball(a) ball1 + -otta diminutive suffix

OTHER WORDS FROM ballot

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH ballot

ballad, ballet, ballot
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British Dictionary definitions for ballot

ballot
/ (藞b忙l蓹t) /

noun
verb -lots, -loting or -loted

Word Origin for ballot

C16: from Italian ballotta, literally: a little ball, from balla ball 1
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Other Idioms and Phrases with ballot

ballot

see stuff the ballot box.

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