Business Dictionary :

Bale, Ballot,
Ballot Paper, Ballot-Rigging



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Bale : noun : large pack of wool or paper or cotton, etc.

• A Bale of Cotton


• 2,520 bales of wool were destroyed in the fire.



Bale : verb : to tie wool or paper or cotton to make a bale


Ballot : noun :


(a) Election where people vote for someone by marking a cross on a paper with a list of names


Ballot Paper : paper on which the voter marks a cross to show who he wants to vote for


Ballot Box : sealed box into which ballot papers are put


Postal Ballot : election where the voters send their ballot papers by post


Secret Ballot : election where the voters vote in secret


(b) Selecting by taking papers at random out of a box

• The share issue was oversubscribed, so there was a ballot for the shares.



Ballot : verb : to take a vote by ballot

• The union is balloting for the post of president.



Ballot-Rigging : noun : illegal arranging of the votes in a ballot, so that a particular candidate or party wins


NOTE : no plural

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