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preferential voting

noun
1.
a system of voting designed to permit the voter to indicate an order of preference for the candidates on the ballot.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70
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British Dictionary definitions for preferential-voting

preferential voting

noun
1.
a system of voting in which the electors signify their choices, as of candidates, in order of preference
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