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Lot

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LOT, n.

1. That which, in human speech, is called chance, hazard, fortune but in strictness of language, is the determination of Providence as, the land shall be divided by lot. Numbers 26 .
2. That by which the fate or portion of one is determined that by which an event is committed to chance, that is, to the determination of Providence as, to cast lots to draw lots.

The lot is cast into the lap, but the whole disposing thereof is of the Lord. Proverbs 16 .

3. The part, division or fate which falls to one by chance, that is, by divine determination.

The second lot came forth to Simeon. Joshua 19 .

He was but born to try the lot of man, to suffer and to die.

4. A distinct portion or parcel as a lot of goods a lot of boards.
5. Proportion or share of taxes as, to pay scot and lot.
6. In the United States, a piece or division of land perhaps originally assigned by drawing lots, but now any portion, piece or division. So we say, a man has a lot of land in Broadway, or in the meadow he has a lot in the plain, or on the mountain he has a home-lot, a house-lot, a wood-lot.

The defendants leased a house and lot in the city of New York.

To cast lots, is to use or throw a die, or some other instrument, by the unforseen turn or position of which, an event is by previous agreement determined.

To draw lots, to determine an event by drawing one thing from a number whose marks are concealed from the drawer, and thus determining an event.

LOT, To allot to assign to distribute to sort to catalogue to portion.

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Entry for 'Lot'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/kjd/l/lot.html.

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