Definition of Electioneering

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

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



2. Noun. The campaign of a candidate to be elected.

Definition of Electioneering

1. Noun. Campaigning for elective office on behalf of oneself or another candidate. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of electioneer) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Electioneering

1. electioneer [v] - See also: electioneer

Lexicographical Neighbors of Electioneering

electee
electees
electer
electing
election
election commission
election day
election district
election fraud
election of remedies
election threshold
electioneer
electioneered
electioneerer
electioneerers
electioneering (current term)
electioneers
elections
elections of remedies
elective
elective abortion
elective culture
elective mutism
elective share
elective shares
elective surgery
electively
electiveness
electivenesses
electives

Literary usage of Electioneering

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

1. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"1789 All the world hero in occupied in electioneering, in choosing or being chosen ... (NED) 1790 Officers are to manage their troops by electioneering art. ..."

2. How the World Votes: The Story of Democratic Development in Elections by Charles Seymour, Donald Paige Frary (1918)
"Previous to the eighteenth century bribery was not one of the prominent features of an electioneering campaign in a large constituency. ..."

3. Letters of John Adams, Addressed to His Wife by John Adams (1841)
"electioneering begins to open her campaign. The letter from Jay, in the enclosed pamphlet, is called by the Southern gentlemen, an electioneering letter. ..."

4. The Letters of Horace Walpole: Fourth Earl of Orford by Horace Walpole, Peter Cunningham (1906)
"The lowest and most villanous of the people, and to no great amount, were almost the sole actors. I hope your electioneering ..."

5. The Letters of Horace Walpole: Earl of Orford: Including Numerous Letters by Horace Walpole, John Wright (1842)
"1 hope your electioneering ... mix in these * Of the " electioneering ... gives the following account:—" electioneering madness and faction have inflamed ..."

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