Definition of Casting lots

1. Noun. Making a chance decision by using lots (straws or pebbles etc.) that are thrown or drawn.

Exact synonyms: Drawing Lots, Sortition
Generic synonyms: Conclusion, Decision, Determination



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Casting Lots

castigates
castigating
castigations
castigator
castigatories
castigators
castigatory
castillated
casting
casting-couch
casting agent
casting away
casting flask
casting lots (current term)
casting off
casting ring
casting vote
casting wax
castings
castiron
castle
castle in Spain
castle in the air
castle nut
castle nuts
castlebuilder
castlebuilders
castlebuilding

Literary usage of Casting lots

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1. Our Wild Indians: Thirty-three Years Personal Experience Among the Red Men by Richard Irving Dodge (1884)
"... How an Indian Smokes a Cigar—A Blazing Stub — How the Pipe is Used for Casting Lots — How the Fatal Signal is Determined — Secret Societies, Pass Words, ..."

2. Explanatory notes upon the New Testament by John Wesley (1813)
"And it was the third hour when they crucified him. garments, casting lots upon them, what every man should 27 over, THE KING OF THE JEWS. ..."

3. Social life of the Chinese: With Some Account of Their Religious by Justus Doolittle (1866)
"... the Will of the Gods or deceased Ancestors in frequent Use: By casting Lots.—By the Use of a Male Medium.—By the Use of a Pen Writing on Sand. ..."

4. A Legacy of Historical Gleanings by Catharina Van Rensselaer Bonney (1875)
"casting lots. We did not pass over the " Temple of the five-hundred Gods" in the Western suburbs, they are all in one spacious room arranged around it in ..."

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