co-option co-option


  1. (n) the selection of a new member (usually by a vote of the existing membership)
  2. (n) the act of appointing summarily (with or without the appointee's consent)



  • Pure Heroine - We Found Lorde in a Hopeless Place

    Lorde came out of nowhere and to hold her own against all the Dr. Lukes and Mileys and RiRis of the world, creating dissimilar music while maintaining a degree of control and integrity in the process. It’s a story we haven’t seen since…Adele, way back in 2011. Is pop music changing, or are we witnessing co-option in progress?
    on December 4, 2013     Source: Forbes


  1. "We will not take any criticism from Jim Allister about the outcome. Our deal with Jim was that we would not oppose the co-option and we did not," said Mr Moutray. "However if his Party's nominee was unable, on two occasions, to gain a...
    on Nov 2, 2009 By: Stephen Moutray Source: U.TV

  2. "What this means is the inclusion of a small group of blacks in the country's white corporate masonry ...... This co-option has allowed white and foreign capital to fulfil its legal obligations under new corporate charters and, more important, to...
    on Aug 29, 2006 By: John Pilger Source: Mail & Guardian Online

  3. "This TUV vacancy ought to have been filled by a TUV co-option, but the DUP welched on its agreement not to oppose a TUV co-option by proposing their own candidate," said Mr Allister on Monday. "Our good faith in not forcing a by-election in...
    on Nov 2, 2009 By: Jim Allister Source: BBC News

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