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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An alphabetical or systematic list of names of persons or things, intended for purposes of reference, registration, comparison, or verification: as, a check-list of birds; the Smithsonian check-list of shells. Specifically
  • n. In U.S. politics, a list of all the qualified voters in a town, ward, or voting precinct, on which, in order to prevent frauds at elections, primary meetings, or caucuses, the names of voters may be checked or marked as they vote. Also called hand-list.

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