Definitions

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  • n. election beforehand
  • adj. Before an election.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Election beforehand.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of choosing beforehand; an anticipative choice or election.

Etymologies

pre- +‎ election (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Now I put no credence in preelection polls 10 months (or even 6 months) out, but when you’re an incumbent and you’re running behind everybody, that’s a real problem.

    Gov. Brewer removes AG Goddard from immigration law defense. | RedState

  • Even though there is a demonstrated difference that some things work and others do not, it is still difficult for administrations to do the kind of preelection and preinauguration work that pays off in the early months.

    The Strange Death of Liberal America

  • While Rangel and Waters had also requested preelection proceedings, Lofgren said that Republicans went public without her approval, despite numerous bipartisan meetings to reach a consensus.

    Rangel, Waters ethics trials to take place after elections

  • Oddly enough, such fraud and pressure seem to have been almost entirely redundant, generating outcomes that were close to those predicted by credible preelection polls.

    The Return

  • The new schedule also ruins a clever preelection scheme Sarkozy had hatched.

    Dead Man Walking?

  • Two weeks and two days later, on November 22, President John F. Kennedy was riding in a preelection motorcade through Dallas when he raised his hand to wave to the crowd and a perfectly aimed bullet whistled through the air under that all-enveloping Texas sky.

    Spoken from the Heart

  • Within three days a pro-American coalition in Lebanon came from behind to win an election against a party backed by Hezbollah; a preelection visit by Joe Biden had helped.

    THE PROMISE

  • For all the big talk on stimulus, Obama and his preelection transition team could also seem timid.

    THE PROMISE

  • Nick Clegg, the deputy prime minister and leader of the Liberal Democrats who has borne the brunt of student rage for doing an about-face from his preelection opposition, on Thursday called the tuition hike necessary to ensure universities remained funded in tough budgetary times.

    British Parliament approves tuition hike despite widespread student protests

  • Senate Democrats are considering abandoning plans for a preelection showdown with Republicans over expiring tax breaks for the wealthy, saying a lack of consensus within the party and a desire to focus on job creation may delay a vote until after the November elections.

    Senate Democrats may abandon plans for showdown on tax cuts

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