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Definition of "secret ballot" []

  • A type of voting in which each person's vote is kept secret, but the amassed votes of various groups are revealed publicly. (noun)
  • See Australian ballot. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "secret ballot" in a sentence
  • "Accordingly, the king bestowed two Victoria Crosses on the ship to be awarded to one officer and one seaman, chosen by a secret ballot of their peers."