Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Election beforehand.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun election beforehand
  • adjective Before an election.

Etymologies

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pre- +‎ election

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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