noun pan·a·chage \ˌpanəˈshäzh\

Definition of panachage



  1. :  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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capable of being understood in two ways

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