by-election

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by-e·lec·tion

also bye-e·lec·tion (bī′ĭ-lĕk′shən)
n.
A special election held between general elections to fill a vacancy, as for a parliamentary seat.

by-election

or

bye-election

n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in the United Kingdom and other countries of the Commonwealth) an election held during the life of a parliament to fill a vacant seat in the lower chamber
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in the US) a special election to fill a vacant elective position with an unexpired term

by′-elec`tion

or bye′-elec`tion,



n.
a special election held between general elections to fill a vacancy.
[1875–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.by-election - a special election between regular elections
election - a vote to select the winner of a position or political office; "the results of the election will be announced tonight"
Translations

by-election

[ˈbaɪɪˌlekʃən] Nelección f parcial MARGINAL SEAT
BY-ELECTION
Se denomina by-election en el Reino Unido y otros países de la Commonwealth a las elecciones convocadas con carácter excepcional cuando un escaño queda desierto por fallecimiento o dimisión de un parlamentario (Member of Parliament). Dichas elecciones tienen lugar únicamente en el área electoral representada por el citado parlamentario, su constituency.
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