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I.a lot; in Hom., each man marks his own lot, and they are thrown into a helmet, and the first which came out was the winning lot.
2.a casting lots, drawing lots, Eur.; many officers at Athens obtained their offices by lot, as opp. to election (χειροτονία, αἵρεσις), Xen., Arist.; cf. κύαμος II. allotment of land assigned to citizens (cf. κληρουχία), Hdt., Thuc., etc.
2.any piece of land, a portion, farm, Hom., etc. Eccl. the clergy, as opp. to the laity.

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