Definition of by-election in English:


Syllabification: by-e·lec·tion
(also bye-election)


chiefly British
An election to fill a vacancy arising during a term of office.
More example sentences
  • 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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