sortition

[ sawr-tish-uh n ]
/ sɔrˈtɪʃ ən /
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noun

the casting or drawing of lots.

Nearby words

  1. sortie,
  2. sortilege,
  3. sorting,
  4. sorting tracks,
  5. sorting yard,
  6. sorus,
  7. sos,
  8. sosa,
  9. sosa, sammy,
  10. sosatie

Origin of sortition

1590–1600; < Latin sortītiōn- (stem of sortītiō), equivalent to sortīt(us) (past participle of sortīrī to draw lots, derivative of sors lot, portion; see sort, -ite2) + -iōn- -ion

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British Dictionary definitions for sortition

sortition

/ (sɔːˈtɪʃən) /

noun

the act of casting lots

Word Origin for sortition

C16: from Latin sortitio, from sortiri to cast lots

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