Definition of “by-election” - English Dictionary

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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 /ˈbaɪɪˌlekʃən/ us

GOVERNMENT in the UK, an election which happens at a different time from a main election, 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)