follow Dictionary.com

How Well Do You Know English Slang?

open convention

noun, U.S. Politics.
1.
a party convention at which delegates are free to vote for the candidate of their choice.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples for open convention
  • 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.

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for open convention

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for open

6
8
Scrabble Words With Friends