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preelection

or pre-e·lec·tion

[pree-i-lek-shuh n]
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noun
  1. a choice or selection made beforehand.
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adjective
  1. coming before an election: preelection promises.
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Origin of preelection

First recorded in 1890–95; pre- + election
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  • For her these pre-election days were discouraging and frustrating.

  • All were inexperienced and the society did not flourish and although 1900 was election year no pre-election pledges were obtained.

  • At any rate, Hindoo is a man who has mastered the pre-election style of the President.

    Pieces of Hate

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British Dictionary definitions for pre-election

pre-election

noun (modifier)
  1. existing or occurring before an election
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Word Origin and History for pre-election

n.

1580s, from pre- + election.

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