noun bal·lo·tage \¦balə¦täzh\

Definition of ballotage



  1. :  a second ballot taken to decide between the two or three highest candidates when no candidate receives a majority of the votes on the first ballot

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Origin and Etymology of ballotage

French ballottage, from ballotter to subject to a second ballot, literally, shake, toss + -age

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quaintly unconventional or refined

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