from The Century Dictionary.
- A method of voting practised at certain recent periods in the elections to the French Chamber of Deputies.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- Voting for a group of candidates for the same kind of office on one ticket or ballot, containing a list of them; -- the method, used in France, as from June, 1885, to Feb., 1889, in elections for the Chamber of Deputies, each elector voting for the candidates for the whole department in which he lived, as disting. from scrutin d'arrondissement (dȧ`rôN`dēs`mäN"), or voting by each elector for the candidate or candidates for his own arrondissement only.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun based on the principle of proportional representation; voters choose between party lists, the number elected from each list being determined by the percentage cast for each list out of the total vote
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