open convention

nounU.S. Politics.
  1. a party convention at which delegates are free to vote for the candidate of their choice.

Origin of open convention

First recorded in 1955–60

Words Nearby open convention Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use open convention in a sentence

  • It is no great matter, but in open convention also I have perished by the sword.

  • 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.