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logrolling

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noun log·roll·ing \-ˌrō-liŋ\

Definition of logrolling

  1. 1 [from a former American custom of neighbors assisting one another in rolling logs into a pile for burning] :  the exchanging of assistance or favors; specifically :  the trading of votes by legislators to secure favorable action on projects of interest to each one

  2. 2 :  the rolling of logs in water by treading; also :  a sport in which contestants treading logs try to dislodge one another



1812

First Known Use of logrolling

1812

Rhymes with logrolling


Law Dictionary

logrolling

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noun log·roll·ing \ˈlȯg-ˌrō-liŋ, ˈläg-\

Legal Definition of logrolling

  1. :  the practice of including in a legislative bill unrelated provisions to attract a wider base of support and insure passage of the bill as a whole



Origin and Etymology of logrolling

from the former American custom of neighbors assisting one another in rolling logs into a pile for burning



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