by-election

noun
by-elec·​tion | \ˈbī-ə-ˌlek-shən \
variants: or less commonly bye-election

Definition of by-election 

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

First Known Use of by-election

1853, in the meaning defined above

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by-election

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English Language Learners Definition of by-election

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

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