write–in

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noun \ˈrīt-ˌin\

Definition of write–in

  1. 1 :  a vote cast by writing in the name of a candidate

  2. 2 :  a candidate whose name is written in

1932

First Known Use of write–in

1932


WRITE–IN Defined for English Language Learners

write–in

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noun \ˈrīt-ˌin\

Definition of write–in for English Language Learners

  • : a candidate in an election whose name is not printed on the ballot and whose name must be written on the ballot by voters

  • : a vote for someone who is not on an election's official list of candidates


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