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These may be called the principles of cost-effective deterrence, lottery of pardon, and guilt-revealing cleromancy.
The third principle of the judicial use of dice games is that of guilt-revealing cleromancy, a principle that appears explicitly only in the Vansjo case.
The notion of guilt-revealing cleromancy suggests still another reason for why the courts preferred dice throwing, rather than a simple drawing of lots perfonned by a court notary.