presidential primary

noun
variants: or less commonly presidential preference primary

Definition of presidential primary

: a primary in which the voters indicate preferences for nominees for president of the U.S. directly by vote or indirectly through the choice of delegates to the presidential nominating convention

called also preferential primary

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“Presidential primary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/presidential%20primary. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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