by–election

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

Definition of by–election

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

First Known Use of by–election

1853


BY–ELECTION Defined for English Language Learners

by-election

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Definition of by–election for English Language Learners

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

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