ballot

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EtymologyEdit

Early ballot box, using balls.

From Italian ballotta ‎(small ball used to register a vote); compare blackballing.

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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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VerbEdit

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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EtymologyEdit

balle +‎ -ot

NounEdit

ballot m ‎(plural ballots)

  1. bundle, package

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