sortition
noun Etymology: Latin sortition-, sortitio, from sortiri to cast or draw lots, from sort-, sors lot Date: 1597 the act or an instance of casting lots

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  • Sortition — Sortition, also known as allotment, is an equal chance method of selection by some form of lottery such as drawing coloured pebbles from a bag. It is used particularly to allot decision makers. In Ancient Athenian Democracy sortition was the… …   Wikipedia

  • Sortition — Sor*ti tion, n. [L. sortitio, from sortiri to draw or cast lots, fr. sors, sortis, a lot.] Selection or appointment by lot. [Obs.] Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sortition — /sawr tish euhn/, n. the casting or drawing of lots. [1590 1600; < L sortition (s. of sortitio), equiv. to sortit(us) (ptp. of sortiri to draw lots, deriv. of sors lot, portion; see SORT, ITE2) + ion ION] * * * ▪ ancient Greece       election by… …   Universalium

  • Sortition — Stochocratie La stochocratie, du grec kratein, « diriger, gouverner » et stokhastikos « conjectural, aléatoire »[réf. nécessaire], désigne le tirage au sort des gouvernants au niveau national ou local selon certaines… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • sortition — noun selection by drawing lots …   Wiktionary

  • sortition — sor·ti·tion …   English syllables

  • sortition —   n. casting of, or assignment by lots …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • sortition — noun making a chance decision by using lots (straws or pebbles etc.) that are thrown or drawn • Syn: ↑casting lots, ↑drawing lots • Hypernyms: ↑decision, ↑determination, ↑conclusion …   Useful english dictionary

  • Demarchy — Part of the Politics series Electoral methods Single winner …   Wikipedia

  • ancient Greek civilization — ▪ historical region, Eurasia Introduction       the period following Mycenaean civilization, which ended in about 1200 BC, to the death of Alexander the Great, in 323 BC. It was a period of political, philosophical, artistic, and scientific… …   Universalium

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