Definition of Ballot

1. Noun. A document listing the alternatives that is used in voting.

Generic synonyms: Document, Papers, Written Document
Specialized synonyms: Absentee Ballot

2. Verb. Vote by ballot. "The voters were balloting in this state"
Generic synonyms: Vote

3. Noun. A choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative. "They allowed just one vote per person"
Exact synonyms: Balloting, Vote, Voting
Generic synonyms: Choice, Option, Pick, Selection
Specialized synonyms: Block Vote, Secret Ballot, Split Ticket, Straight Ticket, Multiple Voting, Casting Vote, Veto, Write-in
Derivative terms: Vote, Vote, Vote, Vote

Definition of Ballot

1. n. Originally, a ball used for secret voting. Hence: Any printed or written ticket used in voting.

2. v. i. To vote or decide by ballot; as, to ballot for a candidate.

3. v. t. To vote for or in opposition to.

Definition of Ballot

1. Noun. a paper or card used to cast a vote ¹

2. Noun. the process of voting, especially in secret ¹

3. Noun. (Chiefly American English) a list of candidates running for office; a ticket ¹

4. Noun. the total of all votes cast in an election ¹

5. Verb. to vote ¹

6. Verb. to draw lots ¹

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Definition of Ballot

1. to vote [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: vote

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ballot

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Literary usage of Ballot

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Treatise on the Constitutional Limitations which Rest Upon the Legislative by Thomas McIntyre Cooley, Victor Hugo Lane (1903)
"The ballot in no case should contain more names than arc authorized to be voted for, for any particular office, at that election ; and, if it should, ..."

2. Cyclopaedia of Political Science, Political Economy, and of the Political by John Joseph Lalor (1883)
"In corporate bodies, both private and municipal, election by ballot has long ... In deliberative and legislative bodies, the reason for the ballot is not ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1920)
"ballot commissioners to permit them to amend their applications by Indicating thereon for which of the terms they desired to become candidates, ..."

4. The American Historical Review by American historical association (1898)
"THE EARLY HISTORY OF THE ballot IN ENGLAND IN the long agitation which preceded the adoption of the English ballot Act in 1872, it seems to have been ..."

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