the election of a person or persons for a further term of office: his re-election as party leader
the state of being elected again: not seeking re-election
(as modifier): a re-election campaign
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How to use re-election in a sentence
He won re-election twice as governor of New York, and had the hubris to run for a fourth term before being defeated in 1994.Mario Cuomo, a Frustrating Hero to Democrats, Is Dead at 82 | Eleanor Clift | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Twelve incumbent governors who publicly support Common Core easily won re-election.
In Illinois, embattled Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn lost his bid for re-election against Bruce Rauner.
After winning a 1932 election, McGill lost his 1938 re-election bid.
But now, facing a tough re-election, Walker is trying to soften his rhetoric.
Even Hofer and all the rest of the devoted band seem to be practically helpless since the re-election of the mayor.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
At the election of 1780 he was returned for Wootton Bassett; but did not seek re-election after the dissolution in 1784.Private Letters of Edward Gibbon (1753-1794) Volume 1 (of 2) | Edward Gibbon
He was re-nominated the next year without dissent or opposition, but declined a re-election on account of ill health.
Your kind compliments on my safe return and most honorable re-election are very obliging.
He resigned his seat and offered himself for re-election as a Sinn Fein candidate.The Evolution of Sinn Fein | Robert Mitchell Henry