Definition of panachage
: a variation of the list system that permits the voter to redistribute names from several party lists into a list having names in an order of his own choice — compare cross-voting
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Origin and Etymology of panachage
French, literally, mixture (of colors), from panacher to variegate, plume (from panache mixture of colors, bouquet of plumes, tuft, from Middle French pennache) + -age
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