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ELECTION BY COMPROMISE

In ecclesiastical law an election in which the voters by unanimous and written consent agree to transfer for that one election the right of election into the hands of one or several qualified persons, either of their own body or outsiders, who shall by the power thus received hold the election in the name of all.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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