Definition of ballotage in English:

ballotage

noun

  • In France: the second ballot, to decide between the two candidates who have come nearest to obtaining the majority.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Daily News. From French ballottage, specifically use of ballottage act of voting, ballot from ballotter + -age.

Pronunciation

ballotage

/baləˈtɑː(d)ʒ/