by-election

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by–elec·tion

noun \ˈbī-ə-ˌlek-shən\

: a special election that is held between regular elections to replace someone who has died or resigned from office

Full Definition of BY-ELECTION

:  a special election held between regular elections in order to fill a vacancy

Variants of BY-ELECTION

by–elec·tion also bye–election \ˈbī-ə-ˌlek-shən\

First Known Use of BY-ELECTION

1870

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