deselect

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From de- + select.

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deselect (third-person singular simple present deselects, present participle deselecting, simple past and past participle deselected)

  1. To not select; to rule out of selection.
  2. (UK, politics) To reject (an MP) as constituency candidate at a forthcoming election.
    • 2007: One recently deselected Sinn Féin assembly member, Davy Hyland in Newry and Armagh, has already quit the party in protest. — The Guardian 5th Jan 2007, p. 3

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