Origin of by-election
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He had not long before been returned at a bye-election for Musgrave.Reminiscences of Queensland
William Henry Corfield
On the other hand, a defeat at a bye-election equals a victory at a general.The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes
Campaigning in the north--speaking at a bye-election--lecturing for the suffrage.
For a Cabinet Minister, defeated at a bye-election, a seat must be found.
A story is told of a bye-election impending in Yorkshire, in which Pitt had particularly interested himself.The Great North Road: York to Edinburgh
Charles G. Harper
- (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
- (in the US) a special election to fill a vacant elective position with an unexpired term
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