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election-committee

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In parliamentary or municipal elections in the United Kingdom, a committee of voters voluntarily formed to promote the election of a particular candidate.

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Examples

  • His notion of the duty of a member of Parliament, sitting upon an election-committee, was very high; and when he was told of a gentleman upon one of those committees, who read the newspapers part of the time, and slept the rest, while the merits of a vote were examined by the counsel; and as an excuse, when challenged by the chairman for such behaviour, bluntly answered, ‘I had made up my mind upon that case.’ —

    The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D.

  • His notion of the duty of a member of Parliament, sitting upon an election-committee, was very high; and when he was told of a gentleman upon one of those committees, who read the newspapers part of the time, and slept the rest, while the merits of a vote were examined by the counsel; and as an excuse, when challenged by the chairman for such behaviour, bluntly answered, 'I had made up my mind upon that case.'

    Boswell's Life of Johnson Abridged and edited, with an introduction by Charles Grosvenor Osgood

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