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English

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:it language|Template:lang:it]][[Category:Template:lang:it derivations]] ballotta, a small ball used to register a vote. Not voting. The ballota was a ball drawn from an urn to select at random, by lottery, a person for a role.

Ref: See, for instance, p166 J J Norwich, 'History of Venice' Penguin 1983

Pronunciation

Noun

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Singular
ballot

Plural
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ballot ({{{1}}})
  1. a paper or card used to cast a vote
  2. the process of voting, especially in secret
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) a list of candidates running for office; a ticket
  4. the total of all votes cast in an election

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to ballot

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to ballot (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. to vote
  2. to draw lots

Translations


French

Etymology

balle + -ot

Noun

ballot m. (plural ballots)

  1. bundle, package

Derived terms

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