by-election
also bye-election noun Date: 1870 a special election held between regular elections in order to fill a vacancy

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  • by-election — UK US /ˈbaɪɪˌlekʃən/ noun [C] ► GOVERNMENT in the UK, an election which happens at a different time from a main election, to replace someone who has died or left their job: »He won his seat in Parliament in a by election …   Financial and business terms

  • By-election — By e*lec tion, n. An election held by itself, not at the time of a general election. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • by-election — by elections N COUNT A by election is an election that is held to choose a new member of parliament when a member has resigned or died. [BRIT] …   English dictionary

  • by-election — ► NOUN Brit. ▪ an election held in a single constituency to fill a vacancy arising during a government s term of office …   English terms dictionary

  • by-election — [bī′i lek΄shən] n. a special election held in the interval between regular elections, esp. one held to fill a vacancy in the British House of Commons …   English World dictionary

  • By-election — Part of the Politics series Elections Allotment (sortition) …   Wikipedia

  • by-election — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms by election : singular by election plural by elections an election in one particular area to choose a new representative in parliament or on a council, or to replace someone who has died or left the job …   English dictionary

  • by-election — /buy i lek sheuhn/, n. a special election, not held at the time of a general election, to fill a vacancy in Parliament. Also, bye election. [1875 80; BY + ELECTION] * * * …   Universalium

  • by-election — by e.lection bye e.lection n especially BrE a special election to replace a politician who has left parliament or died →↑general election …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • by-election — by e,lection noun count MAINLY BRITISH an election in one particular area to choose a new representative in PARLIAMENT or on a council, or to replace someone who died or left the job …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • by-election — by′ elec tion or bye′ elec tion n. gov a special election held between general elections to fill a vacancy • Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

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