Definition of by-election noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

by-election

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈbaɪ ɪlekʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbaɪ ɪlekʃn//
 
(British English) Elections
 
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an election of a new Member of Parliament to replace somebody who has died or left parliament compare general election See related entries: Elections