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English definition of “ballot”


noun [C, U]     /ˈbælət/
a secret written vote: to hold a ballot She was the only candidate on the ballot (= available to vote for). UK ballot papers a ballot box (= box where votes are collected) Elections
(Definition of ballot noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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