logrolling

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

Definition of logrolling

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

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First Known Use of logrolling

1812


Law Dictionary

logrolling

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

legal Definition of logrolling

: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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