non·​elec·​tion | \ ˌnän-i-ˈlek-shən How to pronounce nonelection (audio) \

Definition of nonelection

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: not of or relating to an election a nonelection year nonelection news



Definition of nonelection (Entry 2 of 2)

: a failure or refusal to elect someone or something … the appointment of a custodian when shareholder deadlock has resulted in nonelection of successors to directors …— Robert Charles Clark

Examples of nonelection in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Help such organizations be more effective on an ongoing basis by providing multiyear support during election and nonelection years alike. Bruce Deboskey, The Denver Post, "On Philanthropy: Donate now to ensure free, fair elections in 2020," 8 Dec. 2019 Perez dismissed his first finance director months into the job, even as aides noted that the fundraising haul outpaced previous nonelection years, including when Barack Obama was president. Bill Barrow, The Seattle Times, "Top Democratic donors hear from rising stars ahead of 2020," 12 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of nonelection


1896, in the meaning defined above


1629, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonelection.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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