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"by-election" in British English

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(Definition of by-election from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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by-electionnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈbaɪɪˌlekʃən/
GOVERNMENT in the UK, an ​election which ​happens at a different ​time from a ​mainelection, to ​replace someone who has died or ​left their ​job: He ​won his ​seat in Parliament in a by-election.
(Definition of by-election from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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