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Definition of "logrolling" [log•roll•ing]

  • The exchanging of political favors, especially the trading of influence or votes among legislators to achieve passage of projects that are of interest to one another. (noun)
  • The exchanging of favors or praise, as among artists, critics, or academics. (noun)
  • See birling. (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 "logrolling" in a sentence
  • "Not to feed the idea that Arianna and I engage in logrolling, but it should be noted that this blog thing of hers was a very big event in 2005."
  • "They call it logrolling: “You can win on this first issue, if I can win on the second.”"
  • "The truth is, that if "lobby members" endeavor to carry their points by threats or bribery or treating or forming combinations, called logrolling, they are reprehensible."
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