American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A special election held between general elections to fill a vacancy, as for a parliamentary seat.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Great Britain, an election held to fill a vacancy in Parliament.
- n. a special election held to fill a political office that has become vacant between general elections.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An election held by itself, not at the time of a general election.
- n. a special election between regular elections
“The reactions are typical for the perceived losers of a so-called by-election in South Korea, one held to fill vacant seats.”
“Ms. Clark has three months to call the by-election to fill the vacancy, but has said she wants to seek a seat in the legislature as soon as possible.”
“After being sworn in as Premier in March, Ms. Clark, returning to politics after a six-year absence, needed a seat and called a by-election for May 11 when Mr. Campbell stepped down in Vancouver-Point Grey, which he had represented since 1996.”
“Prime Minister Stephen Harper could at any time call a by-election in the riding of Toronto-Danforth which was left vacant by the death of Jack Layton.”
“But Dundee Mayfield - won by the SNP from Labour on Thursday - was a really significant by-election - upon it lay the balance of power in one of Scotland's main cities.”
“I campaigned in the Monklands East by-election, back when the Blessed John Smith died and was succeeded by the not-so-very-blessed Helen.”
“With speculation gowing on Speaker Michael Martin's future, pundits have started to ponder the prospects of an early by-election in his Glasgow North East (Springburn) constituency”
“And all the media were ther, knew fine well about this key by-election.”
“Recognizing those changes, famed dissident Aung San Suu Kyi and her political party agreed on Friday to formally register with the government and contest an upcoming parliamentary by-election—a de facto recognition of the legitimacy of the new administration.”
“But my prediction about the Democrats holding on to the House in the by-election of 2010 was egregiously wrong.”
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