Definition of Co-option

1. Noun. The selection of a new member (usually by a vote of the existing membership).

Exact synonyms: Co-optation
Generic synonyms: Election
Derivative terms: Co-opt, Co-opt



2. Noun. The act of appointing summarily (with or without the appointee's consent).
Exact synonyms: Co-optation
Generic synonyms: Appointment, Assignment, Designation, Naming
Derivative terms: Co-opt, Co-opt

Definition of Co-option

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of cooption) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Co-option

co-occurs
co-op
co-operate
co-operated
co-operates
co-operating
co-operation
co-operative
co-operatively
co-opetition
co-ops
co-opt
co-optation
co-opted
co-opting
co-option (current term)
co-options
co-opts
co-ordinate
co-ordinated
co-ordinates
co-ordinating
co-ordination
co-ordinational
co-ordinator
co-ordinators
co-organizer
co-original
co-ossification
co-ossify

Literary usage of Co-option

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1. English Local Government from the Revolution to the Municipal Corporations by Sidney Webb, Beatrice Potter Webb (1908)
"But this cleavage in politics, perpetuated by the co-option of new members by each constituent section separately—though it constantly distracted the ..."

2. Department of Defense Anthrax Vaccine Immunization Program: Congressional edited by John Warner (2001)
"Without listing all of its merits, I will point out that the Go-Co option would have guaranteed the country access to a vaccine supply immune from the ..."

3. English Local Government: Statutory Authorities for Special Purposes by Sidney Webb, Beatrice Potter Webb (1922)
"A conclusive demonstration of the common acceptance during the eighteenth century of the oligarchical principle of self-election or co-option is afforded by ..."

4. Why Ireland is Not Free.: A Study of Twenty Years in Politics. by Timothy Michael Healy (1898)
"... business communication from the " Freeman and National Press" because his girlish vanity was slightly offended. Alderman Kernan's "co-option" gave rise ..."

5. Black Student Politics, Higher Education and Apartheid: From Saso to Sansco by Saleem Badat (1999)
"co-option referred to the attempt by the state to win the support of "a more ... Two important elements identified in the co-option strategy were ..."

6. Report of the Commissioners by Great Britain Royal Commission on Secondary Education (1893)
"Do they desire that those external members shall be nominated by co-option ?—No doubt some of them should be nominated by co-option. 14.905. ..."

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