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by-election Line breaks: by-election
Pronunciation: /ˈbʌɪəˌlɛkʃ(ə)n/
(also bye-election)

Definition of by-election in English:


The election of an MP in a single constituency to fill a vacancy arising during a government’s term of office.
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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