electioneering electioneering  /ɪ ˌlɛk ʃə ˈnɪ rɪŋ/


  1. (n) persuasion of voters in a political campaign
  2. (n) the campaign of a candidate to be elected


  1. Haggard had intimated that the allegations may be an electioneering ploy.
  2. Rajiv, 46, heir to a miraculous name, disappeared in a fiendish conjurer's trick: amid the theatrics of an electioneering stop, and in the puff of smoke from a bomb.
  3. Under electioneering come wooing delegates, setting up campaign organizations, raising money.


  • Local News

    In a story about a Deerfield Township supervisors meeting in Tuesday's Times Observer, it was reported that Roadmaster William Jewell told Supervisor John Barnes that he believed candidates could not undertake electioneering within 100 feet of a polling place.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Warren Times Observer


  1. "I regret some parties are boycotting the election while there is no justification," Musharraf said. "The electioneering has not started yet, but some parties are talking of rigging. People should take part in the electioneering, cast their...
    on Dec 14, 2007 By: Pervez Musharraf Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. In dissent, Justice John Paul Stevens called the majority opinion "a rejection of the common sense of the American people, who have:fought against the distinctive corrupting potential of corporate electioneering since the days of Theodore...
    on Jan 22, 2010 By: John Paul Stevens Source: Wall Street Journal

  3. Vince Cable, the Liberal Democrat economics spokesman, said: "Dangling this prospect, when it will take at least five years before the likes of RBS are back in private hands, is Tory electioneering at its most cynical."
    on Feb 21, 2010 By: Vince Cable Source: Independent

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