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non·​elec·​tion ˌnän-i-ˈlek-shən How to pronounce nonelection (audio)
: not of or relating to an election
a nonelection year
nonelection news


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: 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

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The number is a stunningly large haul for any House member during the first quarter of a nonelection year, let alone for a freshman member who has been embroiled in controversy and stripped of her committee assignments over her past support for conspiracy theories and other bombastic statements. Emily Brooks, Washington Examiner, 7 Apr. 2021 Even so, Adams is aggressively fundraising for this nonelection, with a grand tour of New York City’s richest, most wonderful, and sometimes most awful people. Choire Sicha, Curbed, 21 Sep. 2021 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, 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, 12 Dec. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use


1896, in the meaning defined above


1629, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonelection was in 1629

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“Nonelection.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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