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Ballot

BAL'LOT, n.
1. A ball used in voting. Ballots are of different colors; those of one color give an affirmative; those of another, a (p.21) negative. They are privately put into a box or urn.
2. A ticket or written vote, being given in lieu of a ballot, is now called by the same name.
3. The act of voting by balls or tickets.

BAL'LOT, v.i. To vote by ballot, that is, by putting little balls of different colors into a box, the greater number of one color or the other determining the result.
2. To vote by written papers or tickets.