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primary election

noun
1.
primary (def 15a).
Origin of primary election
1785-1795
First recorded in 1785-95
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  • The primary election is conducted in the same manner as any other election.

    Citizenship Emma Guy Cromwell
  • In the primary election of June 1916 and again in the fall the league was successful.

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  • A primary election is an election in which the members of a party choose their candidates for office.

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    Alexander L. Peterman
  • As a rule, none but the members of the party holding it can vote in a primary election.

    Elements of Civil Government

    Alexander L. Peterman
  • The two methods of making nominations are by a caucus or convention system, and the primary election system.

    Citizenship Emma Guy Cromwell
British Dictionary definitions for primary election

primary election

noun
1.
See primary (sense 13)
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