from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A special election held between general elections to fill a vacancy, as for a parliamentary seat.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a special election held to fill a political office that has become vacant between general elections.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An election held by itself, not at the time of a general election.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Great Britain, an election held to fill a vacancy in Parliament.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a special election between regular elections
Sorry, no etymologies found.
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.