sortition


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Synonyms for sortition

making a chance decision by using lots (straws or pebbles etc

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The sample primary units sortition was made with proportional probability to notification number.
The final sortition will take place at the end of 2015.
Selection for jury service, the national lottery, drawing straws - it's all sortition.
For the connection between sortition and democratic equality, see Hansen 1991: 49-52 with references cited.
Political elections, however, evolved from canonical elections, [10] and neither they nor guild elections, [11] which were a mixture of sortition and voting with black and white beans, had significant bearing on abbeses' elections during this period (although it is possible that the prioritizing of the local may have resulted in an occasional triumph of peculiarly local styles of election).
In such instances, decisions are variously made by unanimity and supermajorities; officials are chosen by election, sortition (i.
Among the latter is lot-drawing, also known as sortition (from the Latin root sort, meaning "lot").
The detailed arrangements for sortition were left to the land surveyors and it is an important theme in their writings.
80 Voting on new Vestals would have made candidates out of young girls, clearly something quite out of keeping with women's exclusion from the public sphere at Rome, whereas electing ambassadors will have appeared far more Remarkably, no general study illuminates sortition in Republican Rome despite the lots' prominence in the city's public affairs.
It depicts sortition as a method for selections ranging from members of the legislature ("lotrepresentatives"), to magistrates and to recipients of organ transplants; and endorses lottery as the preferred method of settling civil lawsuits and much more.
the stress on ~merit' and ~reputations for capacity' rather than sortition in 2.
The new edition also contains three new appendices: 1) pages 373-75, on the Council of Seventy inst ituted in 1480 (supplemented on pages 361-62 by a hitherto unknown list of its members in 1489); 2) pages 376-77, on the consultative committees known as the pratiche; and 3) pages 378-91, on the use of sortition in filling certain administrative posts of the city and the subject territories.
Furthermore, no surviving Greek or Roman account of sortition mentions prayer as a standard element of the process; two of these provide step-by-step descriptions of the process and are detailed enough that one might reasonably expect prayer to be mentioned had it been necessary to the drawing.