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Draw

To aim a firearm, or deadly weapon, at a particular target.

To prepare a written bill of exchange, Commercial Paper, draft, or negotiable instrument and place one's signature on it, creating a legal obligation under its terms. To write a document, such as a deed, complaint, or petition, including the essential information necessary to make it legally effective upon its execution by the designated parties.

To lawfully remove money from an account held in a bank, treasury, or other depository.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

draw

v. 1) to prepare any document. 2) specifically to have prepared and sign a bill of exchange or check.

Copyright © 1981-2005 by Gerald N. Hill and Kathleen T. Hill. All Right reserved.

draw

to write in due form. In relation to a BILL OF EXCHANGE, to draw a bill is to write it (draw it) in such a way that an unconditional order is addressed to another (the drawee).
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006
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You could, for example, "draw straws" or use some other random selection process.
"So, it was 'Let's draw straws and the loser gets to be president.'"
But as their numbers dwindled and rations ran out, the decision was made to, in essence, draw straws to see who would volunteer to be shot to provide "food" for the others.
If an employer had to make the hire/don't hire decision based solely on the information in the stack of written resumes in front of her, she might just as well draw straws. At least in our company.
A hip injury stopped Botica from making his debut and forced the Scarlets to draw straws for goal-kicking duties.