What is Lotting?

Lotting definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
one of a set of objects, as straws or pebbles, drawn or thrown from a container to decide a question or choice by chance.
the casting or drawing of such objects as a method of deciding something: to choose a person by lot.
the decision or choice made by such a method.

allotted share or portion: to receive one’s lot of an inheritance.
the portion in life assigned by fate or Providence; one’s fate, fortune, or destiny: Her lot had not been a happy one.
a distinct portion or piece of land: a building lot.
a piece of land forming a part of a district, city, or other community.
South Midland and Southern U.S. a farmyard or barnyard.
a piece of land having the use specified by the attributive noun or adjective: a parking lot; a used-car lot.
Movies. a motion-picture studio and its surrounding property.
a distinct portion or parcel of anything, as of merchandise: The furniture was to be auctioned off in 20 lots.
a number of things or persons collectively: There’s one more, and that’s the lot.
kind of person; sort: He’s a bad lot.
Often lots. a great many or a great deal: a lot of books; lots of money.
Chiefly British. a tax or duty.

verb (used with object), lot