ballot box


ballot box
'ballot box
n
1.)
a box that ballot papers are put in after voting
2.) the ballot box
the system or process of voting in an election
through the ballot box
The people have expressed their views through the ballot box.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Ballot box — Ballot Bal lot (b[a^]l l[u^]t), n. [F. ballotte, fr. It. ballotta. See {Ball} round body.] [1913 Webster] 1. Originally, a ball used for secret voting. Hence: Any printed or written ticket used in voting. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of secret… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ballot box — ballot boxes 1) N COUNT A ballot box is the box into which ballot papers are put after people have voted. 2) N SING: the N You can refer to the system of democratic elections as the ballot box. Martinez expressed confidence of victory at the… …   English dictionary

  • ballot box — ballot ,box noun 1. ) count a box in which you put your ballot after you have voted 2. ) singular the democratic system of voting: From now on, they would pursue their goals through the ballot box. stuff the ballot box AMERICAN to cheat during an …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ballot box — n. 1. a box into which ballots are placed 2. BALLOT (n. 2) …   English World dictionary

  • ballot box — n. A sealed box in which voters deposit ballots. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …   Law dictionary

  • Ballot box — Haitian general election in 2006.A ballot box is a temporarily sealed container, usually cuboid though sometimes a tamper resistant bag, with a narrow slot in the top sufficient to accept a ballot paper in an election but which prevents anyone… …   Wikipedia

  • ballot box — UK / US noun Word forms ballot box : singular ballot box plural ballot boxes 1) [countable] a box in which you put your ballot paper after you have voted 2) [singular] the democratic system of voting From now on, they would pursue their goals… …   English dictionary

  • ballot box — noun 1 (C) a box that ballot papers are put in after voting 2 the ballot box the system or process of voting in an election: The people have expressed their views through the ballot box …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ballot box — voting box, box into which ballot tickets are placed …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ballot box — noun Date: circa 1680 1. a box for receiving ballots 2. ballot 2a …   New Collegiate Dictionary


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