a party convention at which delegates are free to vote for the candidate of their choice.
- Compare brokered convention.
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How to use open convention in a sentence
It is no great matter, but in open convention also I have perished by the sword.Atlantic Classics | Various
This amazing declaration in open convention produced as much consternation on the platform as if Farr had dropped a bomb there.The Landloper | Holman Day
The resolution was brought up later in open convention and the final vote resulted in 32 ayes and 24 noes.The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV | Various