Definition of Canvassing

1. Noun. Persuasion of voters in a political campaign.

Exact synonyms: Bell Ringing, Electioneering
Generic synonyms: Persuasion, Suasion
Derivative terms: Electioneer

Definition of Canvassing

1. Verb. (present participle of canvass) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Canvassing

1. canvass [v] - See also: canvass

Lexicographical Neighbors of Canvassing

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canvases
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canvasless
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canyoneer
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Literary usage of Canvassing

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Law of Mandamus by Samuel Slaughter Merrill (1892)
"When the canvassing board may reject, and when they must count, votes. 180. ... Mandamus will issue to the canvassing board though they have already given ..."

2. A Handbook to Political Questions of the Day: And the Arguments on Either Side by Sydney Buxton (1892)
"(1>) That if canvassing were abolished, the most indifferent and the most ignorant voters would not poll; and this would be an advantage. 7. ..."

3. A Treatise on the Law of Public Offices and Officers by Floyd Russell Mechem (1890)
"It is well settled that the duties of canvassing officers and boards are ... canvassing Boards bound by the Returns.—And the canvassing boards are bound by ..."

4. The Electoral System of the United States: A Critical and Historical by David A. McKnight (1878)
"Let us note that canvassing, in the Congressional meaning of the term, ... COUNTING is NOT canvassing. Since the legal means and legal agent of the Canvass ..."

5. St. Louis' Isle, Or Texiana: With Additional Observations Made in the United by Charles Hooton (1847)
"canvassing for an Election. Compliment to Commodore Moore. ... canvassing for an election is not one of the least amusing social operations carried on ..."

6. Modern American Law: A Systematic and Comprehensive Commentary on the by Eugene Allen Gilmore, William Charles Wermuth (1914)
"How to compel canvassing board to act.—The work of a canvassing board, though in a sense judicial, is not altogether so. Though the decision of a dispute ..."

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