direct primary
noun Date: 1900 a primary in which nominations of candidates for office are made by direct vote

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Direct primary — (Political Science) A primary by which direct nominations of candidates for office are made. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • direct primary — noun a primary where voters directly select the candidates who will run for office • Hypernyms: ↑primary, ↑primary election • Hyponyms: ↑closed primary, ↑open primary * * * noun : a preliminary election at which direct nominations of candidates… …   Useful english dictionary

  • direct primary — direct′ pri′mary n. gov a primary in which members of a party nominate its candidates by direct vote • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

  • direct primary — U.S. Politics. a primary in which members of a party nominate its candidates by direct vote. Cf. indirect primary. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

  • direct primary — noun A primary in which voters directly select candidates for office by popular vote …   Wiktionary

  • direct primary election — ☆ direct primary election n. a preliminary election at which candidates for public office are chosen by direct vote of the people instead of by delegates at a convention: in closed primary elections voters must declare party affiliation and may… …   Universalium

  • direct primary election — ☆ direct primary election n. a preliminary election at which candidates for public office are chosen by direct vote of the people instead of by delegates at a convention: in closed primary elections voters must declare party affiliation and may… …   English World dictionary

  • Direct primary care — In the USA Direct Primary Care (DPC) is primary care offered direct to the consumer, without insurance intervention. It is an umbrella term which incorporates various health care delivery systems that involve direct financial relationships… …   Wikipedia

  • direct primary elections — arrange elections to choose candidates for office …   English contemporary dictionary

  • primary election — primary (def. 15a). [1785 95] * * * Electoral device for choosing a party s candidates for public office. The formal primary system is peculiar to the U.S., where it came into widespread use in the early 20th century. Most U.S. states use it for… …   Universalium

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