safe seat

safe seat
A seat in a legislature that is traditionally held by one political party because of the make-up of the local electorate
See Also: marginal seat

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  • safe seat — noun A parliamentary seat that the incumbent political party will almost certainly win again in an election • • • Main Entry: ↑safe * * * safe seat UK US noun [countable] [singular safe seat plural …   Useful english dictionary

  • safe seat — safe seats N COUNT In politics, a safe seat is an area in which the candidate from one particular party nearly always wins by a large number of votes. [BRIT] ...the young and brilliant Anthony Blair first lost his deposit at Beaconsfield, and… …   English dictionary

  • safe seat — ► NOUN ▪ a parliamentary seat that is likely to be retained with a large majority in an election …   English terms dictionary

  • Safe seat — A safe seat is a seat in a legislative body (e.g., Congress, Parliament, City Council) which is regarded as fully secured, either by a certain political party, the incumbent representative personally or a combination of both. In such seats, there …   Wikipedia

  • safe seat — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms safe seat : singular safe seat plural safe seats British a place where a particular political party is expected to win an election because most people support them …   English dictionary

  • safe seat — noun Brit. a parliamentary seat that is likely to be retained with a large majority in an election …   English new terms dictionary

  • safe seat — /seɪf ˈsit/ (say sayf seet) noun a parliamentary seat that in an election is judged as certain to be won by the party which held it previously …   Australian-English dictionary

  • safe seat — secure place …   English contemporary dictionary

  • safe — 1 /seIf/ adjective 1 NOT CAUSING HARM not likely to cause any physical injury or harm: Flying is one of the safest forms of travel. | the safe disposal of radioactive waste | Don t go too near the edge it isn t safe. | it is safe to do sth: Is it …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • safe — adj. & n. adj. 1 a free of danger or injury. b (often foll. by from) out of or not exposed to danger (safe from their enemies). 2 affording security or not involving danger or risk (put it in a safe place). 3 reliable, certain; that can be… …   Useful english dictionary

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