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Lot

A Russian unit of weight approximately equivalent to 12.8 grams. It was rendered obsolete when the Soviet Union began to use the metric system in 1924.

lot

The number of bonds or shares of stock in a single trade. See also odd lot, round lot.
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On the contrary, it is a thoughtful review of why international advertising as now practiced may be as problematical as casting lots or reading entrails.
While it is possible that the reference to lots suggested some form of voting, some scripture scholars argue that it referred to the Old Testament practice of casting lots, where stones with names on them were put in a vessel, which was then shaken until one fell out.
The custom of casting lots instead underscored the essential equality of colleagues in a magistracy by placing them on the same footing in any division, no matter what the vote had been to elect them.