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open convention

noun, U.S. Politics.
a party convention at which delegates are free to vote for the candidate of their choice.
Origin of open convention
1955-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • West explained why the matter was never brought into the open convention.
  • It hopes to select an alternate presidential ticket through an online, open convention.
  • Some were in favor of referring all resolutions to the committee without reading in open convention.

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