cross-filed; cross-filing; cross-files

intransitive verb

: to register as a candidate in the primary elections of more than one political party

transitive verb

: to register (a person) as a candidate for more than one party

Examples of cross-file in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Senate version is cross-filed with House Bill 1, sponsored by Del. C.T. Wilson. Lee O. Sanderlin, Baltimore Sun, 16 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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The first known use of cross-file was in 1949

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Cite this Entry

“Cross-file.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cross-file. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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