direct primary


: a primary in which nominations of candidates for office are made by direct vote

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The two types of membership models are concierge medicine and direct primary care. Zak Holdsworth, Forbes, 11 Nov. 2022 In the past several years, dispensing has also become popular among physicians in the direct primary care movement—a fast-growing clinical model that aims to offer low-cost care without involving insurance companies. Michael Schulson, Quartz, 14 Oct. 2021 But that stranglehold was dwindling fast, thanks to Progressive reforms like the establishment of the direct primary. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 16 Sep. 2021 But that law, which California adopted in 2019, applies to direct primary elections. Alexei Koseff, San Francisco Chronicle, 21 July 2021 These direct primary care companies typically offer a digital platform as the first point of contact, which enables members to make appointments and text, email or video chat 24/7 with their medical providers. Washington Post, 3 June 2021 The first governor nominated by the direct primary was Hiram Johnson, a man who never held public office, but was known for being a special prosecutor in a notorious political graft trial in which the chief prosecutor had been gunned down. Jan Goldsmith, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Mar. 2021 That was the year the state Legislature passed and the governor signed a law to create a direct primary, open to all residents eligible to vote. Jane Murphy, USA TODAY, 10 Feb. 2020 United Shore Financial Services has on-site direct primary care doctors and physician assistants for employees at its new headquarters in Pontiac. Jc Reindl, Detroit Free Press, 6 Aug. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of direct primary was in 1900

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“Direct primary.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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