lots


lots
A common means of making decisions among the Hebrews which continued into NT times, although the procedure of casting lots is never described. It was believed that God indicated his preferences by means of the lot, as when Saul was invited to be king (1 Sam. 10:19–26). In the NT the soldiers divided Jesus' coat at the crucifixion by lot (Mark 15:24), and Matthias [[➝ Matthias Apostle]] was chosen by lot to replace Judas as one of the Twelve [[➝ Twelve, the]] apostles (Acts 1:26).

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  • lots — [läts] adv. a great deal; very much: considered somewhat informal by some [lots happier] …   English World dictionary

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  • LOTS — Biblical Data The Bible records the practice of casting lots as a means of arriving at decisions on a variety of problems. These may be grouped into two main categories: (a) the selection of one or more members from a group; the division of goods …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • lots — /lɒts/ (say lots) plural noun 1. Colloquial a large quantity or number: lots of money; lots of dollars. –adverb 2. (an intensifier): it s lots faster to travel by plane …   Australian English dictionary

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  • lots — In the context of general equities, this blocks or portions of trade. Can express a specific transaction in a stock at a certain time, often implying execution at the same price ( e.g., I traded 40m in two lots of 10 and four lots of 5. ).… …   Financial and business terms

  • lots — n. to cast, draw lots * * * draw lots to cast …   Combinatory dictionary

  • lots — adverb Etymology: plural of 1lot Date: 1891 much < feeling lots better > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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