Definitions

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  • adj. Not having or relating to an election

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Failure of election.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of not being elected.

Etymologies

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non- +‎ election.

Examples

  • They need multiple reminders in nonelection years, and some of these poor fools really think they can't lose (Jack Murtha excluded, apparently that guy can do anything without losing his seat).

    Obama Administration Looks To Reinstate Assault-Weapons Ban

  • The "nonelection" stretched on for another 36 days.

    Not Politics As Usual

  • As a bonus for Democrats, the compromise would also put the next renewal in a nonelection year.

    Patriot Act Miracle

  • About 93 percent of Rockville residents have access to the Internet at home, work or school, according to the 2008 Rockville Citizen Survey, which is conducted by the city in nonelection years to assess the general climate of the community.

    Rockville residents see city in 2 parts

  • Unlike the Democrats or Republicans, who build war chests throughout the nonelection years, there are no similar alternatives for independents.

    You Know I’m Right

  • Hence, when something bad happens in an election year — the Mississippi River floods, wildfires burn in the West — the president is quicker to declare a federal disaster than he would in a nonelection year.

    Winning by a Landslide

  • Political strategists often spend nonelection years advising corporations, foreign countries and other clients on how to navigate Washington's public-policy channels.

    Mixing Politics, Consulting

  • CHETRY: Alina Cho joins us now with the very latest, nonelection-related news.

    CNN Transcript Jan 9, 2008

  • In some measure Krugman helped satisfy a hunger for political opposition, a longing which, not surprisingly, became acute after the election of 2000 turned out to be a nonelection.

    The Awful Truth

  • The average here in a nonelection year is still very high at 55 percent.

    CNN Transcript Nov 5, 2002

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