By-election meaning

bī'ĭ-lĕk'shən
A special election held between general elections to fill a vacancy, as for a parliamentary seat.
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A special election held in the interval between regular elections, esp. one held to fill a vacancy in the British House of Commons.
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An election held to fill a political office that has become vacant between regularly-scheduled elections.
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A special election held to fill a political office that has become vacant between general elections.
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Origin of by-election

From by- +‎ election.