from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. See under Lot.
- n. to use or throw a die, or some other instrument, by the unforeseen turn or position of which, an event is by previous agreement determined.
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But no sooner had he returned, alone and defenceless, than a hostile commission was sent to the East, to seize his treasures and criminate his actions; the guards and veterans, who followed his private banner, were distributed among the chiefs of the army, and even the eunuchs presumed to cast lots for the partition of his martial domestics.