What does By election mean?

By election meaning in General Dictionary

An election held alone not at the time of an over-all election

Sentence Examples with the word By election

In 1445 the faction of the nobles allied with Alvaro's main enemies, the Infantes de Aragon, were beaten at Olmedo, and the favourite, who had been constable of Castile and count of Santesteban since 1423, became Grand Master of the military order of Santiago by election of the Knights.

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