ballot Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun a document listing the alternatives that is used in voting
noun a choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative
vote; voting; balloting.
- there were only 17 votes in favor of the motion
- they allowed just one vote per person
verb vote by ballot
- The voters were balloting in this state
Originally, a ball used for secret voting. Hence: Any printed or written ticket used in voting.
The act of voting by balls or written or printed ballots or tickets; the system of voting secretly by balls or by tickets.
The insufficiency of the ballot. Dickens.
The whole number of votes cast at an election, or in a given territory or electoral district.
Bal"lot intransitive verb
To vote or decide by ballot; as, to. ballotfor a candidate
Bal"lot transitive verb
To vote for or in opposition to.
None of the competitors arriving to a sufficient number of balls, they fell to ballot some others. Sir H. Wotton.