- Originally, a ball used for secret voting. Hence: Any
printed or written ticket used in voting.
The insufficiency of the ballot. --Dickens. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
Look at other dictionaries:
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
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