sortition


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sortition

(sɔːˈtɪʃən)
n
the act of casting lots
[C16: from Latin sortitio, from sortiri to cast lots]

sortition

the casting of lots, as in a gambling game.
See also: Gambling
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sortition - making a chance decision by using lots (straws or pebbles etc.) that are thrown or drawn
decision, determination, conclusion - the act of making up your mind about something; "the burden of decision was his"; "he drew his conclusions quickly"
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The Studied cohort was assembled through sortition of cities from the regions, where there have been more than 40 cases through the year, totaling 33 and 90 cities, respectively, in the South and Southeast regions(2).
It is, of course, easy to poke holes in the case for sortition as a practical solution to the problems bedeviling the advanced democracies.
Yet, the assertion that sortition suits democracy was elaborated strictly by its enemies, i.
One way to remove bias from decision making is to base a given selection on a random method such as a coin flip or another, neutral means of sortition such as a lottery or drawing names from a hat.
There are also practices that resemble gambling in various ways but do not involve placing bets, such as cleromancy, sortition, and drawing of lots, as well as contemporary activities such as trading on the stock market (Hertz, 1988; Kellaway, 2013) and social gaming on the internet (Gainsbury et al.
3), such as sortition or random selection (Carson & Martin, 1999), for staffing "elected" positions in more statistically represented and less pathological ways as we, at the same, time open up economic and organizational spaces to democratic practice .
Norm-referenced tests and the interpretation of NRT scores are premised on the twin concepts of sortition and comparison, through procedures that establish the relative position of each member of the population.
The selective tournament of Euro-2016 will begin in September 2014 and sortition will take place in spring
The participants were randomly divided into two groups of 10 individuals each, allocated in the group 1 (G1) or in the group 2 (G2) according to the nominal sortition, performed by taking their names from an envelope.
November 21, 2010 (WAU) -- The vice-president of the Government of Southern Sudan (GoSS), Riek Machar, on Saturday inaugurated the sortition ceremony of the national school contests, whose actual activities have been re-scheduled to kick off on 04 December.
Sortition - that's today's agenda, so I hope we're all clear what the word means.