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Definitions of ballot

  1. To vote or choose by using a printed form, or ticket. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. To vote for or in opposition to. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To vote by ballot:-pr.p. balloting; pa.p. balloted. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To vote by ballot. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. To choose or elect by ballot. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. To choose or vote by ballot. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  7. a choice that is made by voting; "there were only 17 votes in favor of the motion" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. a document listing the alternatives that is used in voting Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. Originally, a ball used for secret voting. Hence: Any printed or written ticket used in voting. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. The act of voting by balls or written or printed ballots or tickets; the system of voting secretly by balls or by tickets. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. The whole number of votes cast at an election, or in a given territory or electoral district. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To vote or decide by ballot; as, to ballot for a candidate. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. A method or process of casting a vote, called voting "by ballot." The actual paper, card or machine you use to indicate your choices in an election. The total number of votes cast in an election. A list of candidates running for office.
  14. Originally, a little ball used for secret voting; a ball, ticket, or paper by which a secret vote is registered or taken; the system of secret voting by the use of a printed form; election by secret vote; also, the total number of votes cast or recorded. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. A little ball or ticket used in voting: the act of secret voting by putting a ball or ticket into a box. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. Ball or ticket used in voting. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. A written or printed ticket or a little ball for voting. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. The voting secretly by balls or tickets; number of votes so cast. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. A little ball, ticket, or anything used to give a secret vote; the act or practice of voting by balls or tickets; the number of votes given. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. A little ball used in voting; a ticket or written vote. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for ballot

  1. I have, therefore, one proposal to make to you, which is this: let the sentence go by vote, or ballot if you please; and whatever the sentence may be, I shall be guided by it. – The Pirate by Frederick Marryat
  2. The custom of ballot infinitely the most mischievous in a body possessed of all the ordinary executive powers, was still left; and your Committee have found the ill effects of this practice in the course of their inquiries. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VIII. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
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