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electioneer

[ih-lek-shuh-neer] /ɪˌlɛk ʃəˈnɪər/
verb (used without object)
1.
to work for the success of a particular candidate, party, ticket, etc., in an election.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90; election + -eer
Related forms
electioneerer, noun
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  • No election officer shall electioneer while in the performance of his official duties.
British Dictionary definitions for electioneer

electioneer

/ɪˌlɛkʃəˈnɪə/
verb (intransitive)
1.
to be active in a political election or campaign
noun
2.
a person who engages in this activity
Derived Forms
electioneering, noun, adjective
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Word Origin and History for electioneer
v.

1760 (implied in electioneering), from election, probably on model of auctioneer (see auction), as the verb engineer was not yet in use.

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