lose one's deposit

lose one's deposit (of a candidate in a UK parliamentary election) receive less than a certain proportion of the votes (thereby forfeiting a statutory financial deposit).
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  • lose one's deposit — (of a candidate in a UK parliamentary election) receive less than a certain proportion of the votes (thereby forfeiting a statutory financial deposit). → deposit …   English new terms dictionary

  • deposit — ► NOUN 1) a sum of money placed in a bank or other account. 2) a sum payable as a first instalment or as a pledge. 3) a returnable sum paid to cover possible loss or damage. 4) a layer or body of accumulated matter. 5) the action or an act of… …   English terms dictionary

  • Deposit (politics) — A deposit is a sum of money that a candidate must pay in return for the right to stand for election to certain political offices, particularly seats in legislatures. Contents 1 United Kingdom 2 Canada 3 Republic of Ireland 4 …   Wikipedia

  • deposit — noun 1》 a sum of money placed in a bank or other account. 2》 a sum payable as a first instalment or as a pledge.     ↘a returnable sum paid to cover possible loss or damage. 3》 a layer or body of accumulated matter. 4》 the action of depositing… …   English new terms dictionary

  • lose — v. (past and past part. lost) 1 tr. be deprived of or cease to have, esp. by negligence or misadventure. 2 tr. a be deprived of (a person, esp. a close relative) by death. b suffer the loss of (a baby) in childbirth. 3 tr. become unable to find;… …   Useful english dictionary

  • deposit — ▪ I. deposit de‧pos‧it 1 [dɪˈpɒzt ǁ dɪˈpɑː ] noun 1. [countable] BANKING an amount of money paid into a bank account or held in a bank account, especially when it is earning interest: • Residents have some $4 billion in deposits in local… …   Financial and business terms

  • Deposit market share — The deposit market share is a way of measuring the size and performance of a bank in the United States Definition In the simplest sense of the phrase, deposit market share is defined as the amount on deposit at a particular bank divided by the… …   Wikipedia

  • deposit — de|pos|it1 W3 [dıˈpɔzıt US dıˈpa: ] n 1.) a part of the cost of something you are buying that you pay some time before you pay the rest of it deposit of ▪ A deposit of 10% is required. put down a deposit (on sth) (=pay a deposit) ▪ We put down a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • deposit — 1 noun (C) 1 SUM OF MONEY the first part of the money for a house, car, holiday etc, that you pay so that it will be kept for you: put down a deposit (on) (=pay a deposit): We put down a deposit on a house last week. 2 RENT money that you pay… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • lose — verb 1 not keep ADVERB ▪ forever VERB + LOSE ▪ be about to, be going to, be likely to, stand to ▪ The company stands to lose if this deal falls through …   Collocations dictionary

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