Definition of logrolling in English:


Syllabification: log·roll·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈlôgˌrōliNG, ˈläg-


North American
  • 1 informal The practice of exchanging favors, especially in politics by reciprocal voting for each other’s proposed legislation.
    [from the phrase you roll my log and I'll roll yours]
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    • In game-theoretic terminology, this sets their ‘discount parameter’ to a high value and encourages political logrolling.
    • No matter how huge the benefits are, the regulation loses, unless you can get some legislative compromise or logrolling.
    • It is also likely that developed countries will try to push for more new items in the agenda, not necessarily for their own merit, but for eventual logrolling to negotiate down counter-demands by the developing countries.
  • 2A sport in which two contestants stand on a floating log and try to knock each other off by spinning it with their feet.




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