- n. 投票；投票用纸；投票总数
- vi. 投票；抽签决定
- vt. 使投票表决；拉选票
- n. (Ballot)人名；(英)巴洛特；(法)巴洛
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1. ball + -ot (由意大利语缩略而来的指小后缀，可以说与法语的指小后缀 -et / -ette 同源)。
ball, 球。-ot, 小词后缀。来自古时以黑，白球投票的习俗，见blackball, 反对票。
- ballot: see ball
- ballot (n.)
- 1540s, "small ball used in voting," also "secret vote taken by ballots," from Italian pallotte, diminutive of palla "ball," for small balls used as counters in secret voting (see balloon). Earliest references are to Venice. By 1776 extended to tickets or sheets of paper used in secret voting. Ballot box attested from 1670s; metonymically from 1834 as "system or practice of voting by ballot."
- ballot (v.)
- 1540s, from ballot (n.). Related: Balloted; balloting.
- 1. The ballot was re-run on Mr Todd's insistence after accusations of malpractice.
- 2. I'm going to write him in on my ballot next year.
- 3. Martinez expressed confidence of victory at the ballot box.
- 4. The poll was widely discredited after allegations of ballot rigging.
- 5. They had already voted for him at the first ballot.
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