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Rotation in office

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Rotation in office the practice of changing public officers at frequent intervals by discharges and substitutions.
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Usage

In literature:

The great evil the country experiences is not from universal suffrage, but from what may be called rotation in office.
"The American Republic: Its Constitution, Tendencies, and Destiny" by A. O. Brownson
Why sir, my card is an illustration of what we call, in Leaplow, rotation in office.
"The Monikins" by J. Fenimore Cooper
There was also the subject of rotation in office.
"The Grandissimes" by George Washington Cable
Rotation in office was the cry.
"A Short History of the United States" by Edward Channing
They believe in rotation of office.
"The Abominations of Modern Society" by Rev. T. De Witt Talmage
By the term rotation in office, then, we mean an obligation on the holder of that office to go out at a certain period.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
It advocated a system of rotation in filling government offices.
"The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. I (of 6)" by Aphra Behn
The Negroes were learning rapidly the lesson of rotation in office, and demanded recognition.
"History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Washington Williams
The officers went up in rotation and each with his back to the company placed a ball of the colour he chose in the ballot-box.
"A Modern Mercenary" by Kate Prichard and Hesketh Vernon Hesketh-Prichard
The members acted as chairman of the society in rotation, and, in his turn, the office fell upon Eichard Storie.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland Volume 21" by Alexander Leighton
The election of officers should come every six months, and it is best to bring about a thorough rotation in office.
"Sunday-School Success" by Amos R. Wells
They are these: Manhood suffrage, rotation in office, and representative government.
"The Decadent" by Ralph Adams Cram
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In news:

The listings include galleries and studios that participate in the Second Friday ARTabouts, a program of art events rotating once a month amng three Chico neighborhoods: Uptown, Downtown and SOPO (south of Post Office).
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