general election

noun

Definition of general election

  1. :  an election usually held at regular intervals in which candidates are elected in all or most constituencies of a nation or state

First Known Use of general election

1640


GENERAL ELECTION Defined for English Language Learners

general election

noun

Definition of general election for English Language Learners

  • : a regular election that involves voters and candidates throughout an entire country


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general election

noun

Legal Definition of general election

  1. :  an election usually held at regular intervals in which candidates are elected in all or most constituencies of a nation or state


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