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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Making a chance decision by using lots (straws or pebbles etc.) that are thrown or drawn.

Usage examples (20)
  • He writes: Perhaps the most striking thing about Greek democracy was that the administration (and there were immense administrative problems) was organized upon the basis of...
  • Our legal tradition does provide, however, about the only mechanism that has ever been found that can avoid the public choice problem: sortition, which is supposed to be...
  • There are other things I would favor, such as sortition based election schemes (1), and social policy bonds (2), but this post is already quite long.
  • For example, I seldom find much about how juries were established to avoid the public choice problem, and how they, and other varieties of sortition, seem to be the only... for more
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