casting lots


casting lots
Determining something by chance, as by a throw of dice or the drawing of straws.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • Casting lots — may refer to: Sortition, the casting or drawing of lots to make a fair form of selection Cleromancy, the casting or drawing of lots as a form of divination This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an …   Wikipedia

  • casting lots — burtų traukimas statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Antikos žaidynėse – imtynininkų porų nustatymas pentatlono paskutinės rungties ir kitų dvikovų nugalėtojui nustatyti. Į sidabrinę taurę būdavo sumetamos molio plokštės su… …   Sporto terminų žodynas

  • casting lots — burtų traukimas statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Sportininko arba komandos dalyvavimo varžybose tvarkos nustatymas pagal sporto šakos taisykles ir varžybų nuostatus. Traukiant burtus nustatomas sportininko arba komandos starto …   Sporto terminų žodynas

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

  • LOTS — Biblical Data The Bible records the practice of casting lots as a means of arriving at decisions on a variety of problems. These may be grouped into two main categories: (a) the selection of one or more members from a group; the division of goods …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • lots — A common means of making decisions among the Hebrews which continued into NT times, although the procedure of casting lots is never described. It was believed that God indicated his preferences by means of the lot, as when Saul was invited to be… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • Casting vote — A casting vote is a vote given to the presiding officer of a council or legislative body in order to resolve a deadlock and which can be exercised only when such a deadlock exists. Examples of officers who hold casting votes are the Speaker of… …   Wikipedia

  • Casting — 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

  • Drawing of lots — is a lottery in which participants blindly choose objects (such as stones, straws, coins, or dice) in order to make a random decision. It is won by luck, akin to tossing a coin. ExampleFor example, if there is a task that must be done but has no… …   Wikipedia

  • drawing lots — burtų traukimas statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Antikos žaidynėse – imtynininkų porų nustatymas pentatlono paskutinės rungties ir kitų dvikovų nugalėtojui nustatyti. Į sidabrinę taurę būdavo sumetamos molio plokštės su… …   Sporto terminų žodynas


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