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by–election

noun by–elec·tion \ˈbī-ə-ˌlek-shən\

Simple Definition of by–election

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

Full Definition of by–election

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

1870

First Known Use of by–election

1870

Variants of by–election

also bye–election play \ˈbī-ə-ˌlek-shən\

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