byelection etymology

English word byelection comes from English by-, English election

Detailed word origin of byelection

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
by- English (eng) Prefix denoting nearness or roundaboutness. Prefix meaning secondary, incidental, or parallel to (usually non-productive) town or city.
election English (eng) (archaic) Any conscious choice.. (obsolete) Those who are elected.. (theology) In Calvinism, God's predestination of saints including all of the elect.. A process of choosing a leader, members of parliament, councillors, or other representatives by popular vote.. The choice of a leader or representative by popular vote.
byelection English (eng) An election held to fill a political office that has become vacant between regularly-scheduled elections.

Words with the same origin as byelection

Descendants of by-
bybidder bycatch bydweller byfall byfellow byform byground byhanger byland byline bymatter bypass bypath byplay byproduct byrunning bysitter byspeech bystander bystreet bytalk bytown bywalk bywork
Descendants of election
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