Logrolling Definition

lôgrōlĭng, lŏg-
The exchanging of political favors, especially the trading of influence or votes among legislators to achieve passage of projects that are of interest to one another.
American Heritage
The act of rolling logs, as when a group of neighbors help to clear off land by rolling logs into some spot for burning, etc.
Webster's New World
The exchanging of favors or praise, as among artists, critics, or academics.
American Heritage
An exchange of help or favors.
Webster's New World
Mutual aid among politicians, as by reciprocal voting for each other's bills.
Webster's New World

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Origin of Logrolling

  • From the early American practice of neighbors gathering to help clear land by rolling off and burning felled timber

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • log + rolling, from the practice of neighbors helping each other roll logs to build a community fire.

    From Wiktionary

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