Definition of by-election in English:


Syllabification: by-e·lec·tion


chiefly British
  • An election to fill a vacancy arising during a term of office.
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    • Remember, we fought a general election and two by-elections, and ended up reducing our overdraft.
    • It has superintended two general elections, two municipal elections and numerous by-elections.
    • You see it in by-elections and council elections.

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