runoff primary


Definition of runoff primary

: a second primary election held in some states to decide which of the two highest candidates for an office in the first primary will be awarded the party nomination

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First Known Use of runoff primary

1907, in the meaning defined above

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“Runoff primary.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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