Definition for TICK'ET

TICK'ET, n. [Fr. etiquette; W. tocyn, a short piece or slip, a ticket, from tociaw, to curtail, to clip, to dock. We have dock and docket from the same root. It denotes a piece or slip of paper.]

  1. A piece of paper or a card, which gives the holder a right of admission to some place; as, a ticket for the play-house or for other exhibition.
  2. A piece of paper or writing, acknowledging some debt, or a certificate that something is due to the holder. Spenser.
  3. A piece of paper bearing some number in a lottery, which entitles the owner to receive such prize as may be drawn against that number. When it draws no prize, it is said to draw a blank, and the holder has nothing to receive.

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