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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ballot  \Bal"lot\,  v.  t. 
  To  vote  for  or  in  opposition  to 
 
  None  of  the  competitors  arriving  to  a  sufficient  number 
  of  balls,  they  fell  to  ballot  some  others  --Sir  H. 
  Wotton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ballot  \Bal"lot\  (b[a^]l"l[u^]t),  n.  [F.  ballotte  fr  It 
  ballotta  See  {Ball}  round  body.] 
  1.  Originally,  a  ball  used  for  secret  voting.  Hence:  Any 
  printed  or  written  ticket  used  in  voting. 
 
  2.  The  act  of  voting  by  balls  or  written  or  printed  ballots 
  or  tickets;  the  system  of  voting  secretly  by  balls  or  by 
  tickets. 
 
  The  insufficiency  of  the  ballot.  --Dickens. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ballot  \Bal"lot\  (b[a^]l"l[u^]t),  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Balloted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Balloting}.]  [F.  ballotter  to 
  toss  to  ballot,  or  It  ballottare  See  {Ballot},  n.] 
  To  vote  or  decide  by  ballot;  as  to  ballot  for  a  candidate. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ballot 
  n  1:  a  document  listing  the  alternatives  that  is  used  in  voting 
  2:  a  choice  that  is  made  by  voting;  "there  were  only  17  votes 
  in  favor  of  the  motion"  [syn:  {vote},  {voting},  {balloting}] 
  v  :  vote  by  ballot;  "The  voters  were  balloting  in  this  state" 




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