Definition of Sortition

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

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



Definition of Sortition

1. n. Selection or appointment by lot.

Definition of Sortition

1. Noun. selection by drawing lots ¹

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Definition of Sortition

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sortition

sortes
sortie
sortied
sortieing
sorties
sortilege
sortileges
sortilegious
sorting
sorting algorithm
sorting algorithms
sorting oneself out
sorting out
sorting program
sortings
sortition (current term)
sortitions
sortment
sortments
sorts
sorts oneself out
sorts out
sortsa
sorus
sorwe
sorweful
sorwes
sory
sos
sos response (genetics)

Literary usage of Sortition

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1. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"sortition.—The next question constitutes perhaps the most important ... At what date was election by lot, or sortition, introduced for the archon- ahip? ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"sortition.—The next question constitutes perhaps the most important ... At what date was election by lot, or sortition, introduced for the archonship? ..."

3. A History of Greece; from the Earliest Period to the Close of the Generation by George Grote (1870)
"The principle of sortition or choice by lot, was never applied (as I have j . i* • i I* ji TT-i • 11 —next, sor- 1 For the constitution of ..."

4. History of Greece by George Grote (1851)
"We may appreciate the strength of with which such reform was demanded, when sortition or we ... sortition ..."

5. Cornell Studies in Classical Philology by Cornell University (1893)
"The principle of sortition, on the other hand, was introduced to prevent ... Most important of all, sortition, if adhered to, would have rendered it ..."

6. The Constitutional Antiquities of Sparta and Athens by Gustav Gilbert (1895)
"The jurors from, the various tribes were drawn for in different compartments. The sortition was done by the nine Archons, the tenth tribe being drawn for by ..."

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