cast lots
phrasal to draw lots to determine a matter by chance

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • cast lots — index bet Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • cast lots — phrasal : to draw or use lots to determine a matter by chance * * * cast lots see under ↑lot • • • Main Entry: ↑cast * * * see lot * * * cast lots see ↑lot • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • cast lots — ► draw (or cast) lots decide by lot. Main Entry: ↑lot …   English terms dictionary

  • cast lots — See draw lots …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • cast lots — use a set of objects to decide who will do something (person who draws the shortest or longest is chosen) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cast lots (for something do something) — draw/cast ˈlots (for sth/to do sth) idiom to choose sb/sth by lot • They drew lots for the right to go first. Main entry: ↑lotidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • cast lots (for to do something) — draw/cast ˈlots (for sth/to do sth) idiom to choose sb/sth by lot • They drew lots for the right to go first. Main entry: ↑lotidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • To cast lots — Cast Cast (k[.a]st), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cast}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Casting}.] [Cf. Dan. kaste, Icel. & Sw. kasta; perh. akin to L. {gerere} to bear, carry. E. jest.] 1. To send or drive by force; to throw; to fling; to hurl; to impel. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To cast lots — Lot Lot (l[o^]t), n. [AS. hlot; akin to hle[ o]tan to cast lots, OS. hl[=o]t lot, D. lot, G. loos, OHG. l[=o]z, Icel. hlutr, Sw. lott, Dan. lod, Goth. hlauts. Cf. {Allot}, {Lotto}, {Lottery}.] [1913 Webster] 1. That which happens without human… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • draw or cast lots — idi draw or cast lots, to settle a question by the use of lots …   From formal English to slang

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