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Definitions of election

  1. a vote to select the winner of a political office Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the act of selecting someone; "many candidates ran for election" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the act of selecting someone or something; the exercise of deliberate choice; "her election of medicine as a profession" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. a vote to select the winner of a position or political office; "the results of the election will be announced tonight" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. the predestination of some individuals as objects of divine mercy (especially as conceived by Calvinists) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. the status or fact of being elected; "they celebrated his election" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. The act of choosing; choice; selection. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The act of choosing a person to fill an office, or to membership in a society, as by ballot, uplifted hands, or viva voce; as, the election of a president or a mayor. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Power of choosing; free will; liberty to choose or act. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Discriminating choice; discernment. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. The choice, made by a party, of two alternatives, by taking one of which, the chooser is excluded from the other. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Those who are elected. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Divine choice; predestination of individuals as objects of mercy and salvation; - one of the five points of Calvinism. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. The act of choosing a person for some office or position; the selection by divine choice for salvation. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. The act of electing or choosing: the public choice of a person for office: freewill: (theol.) the predetermination of certain persons as objects of divine mercy: (B.) those who are elected. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. Power of choosing; act of electing. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. The act of electing; a vote; choice. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. The act of electing, especially for office by vote; choice, option, or free will; discrimination; predestination to salvation; those predestined. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. The choice or selection of a person or persons to fill some office; power of choosing; liberty to choose or act-as, he went by his own election; divine choice; predestination. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. Divine choice; predestination of individuals as objects of mercy and salvation; -- one of the "five points" of Calvinism. mso.anu.edu.au
  21. This term, in its most usual acceptation, signifies the choice which several persons collectively make of a person to fill an office or place. In another sense, it means the choice which is made by a person having the right, of selecting one of two alternative contracts or rights. Elections, then, are of men or things. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  22. - §1. Of men. These are either public elections, or elections by companies or corporations. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  23. Public elections. These should be free and uninfluenced either by hope or fear. They are, therefore, generally made by ballot, except those by persons in their representative capacities, which are viva voce. And to render this freedom as perfect as possible, electors are generally exempted from arrest in all cases, except treason, felony, or breach of the peace, during their attendance on election, and in going to and returning from them. And provisions are made by law, in several states, to prevent the interference or appearance of the military on the election ground. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  24. One of the cardinal principles on the subject of elections is, that the person who receives a majority or plurality of votes is the person elected. Generally a plurality of the votes of the electors present is sufficient; but in some states a majority of all the votes is required. Each elector has one vote. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  25. Elections by corporations or companies are made by the members, in such a way its their respective constitutions or charters direct. It is usual in these cases to vote a greater or lesser number of votes in proportion as the voter has a greater or less amount of the stock of the company or corporation, if such corporation or company be a pecuniary institution. And the members are frequently permitted to vote by proxy. See 7 John. 287; 9 John. 147; 5 Cowen, 426; 7 Cowen, 153; 8 Cowen, 387; 6 Wend. 509; 1 Wend. 98. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  26. - §2. The election of things. 1. In contracts, when a; debtor is obliged, in an alternative obligation, to do one of two things, as to pay one hundred dollars or deliver one hundred bushels of wheat, he has the choice to do the one or the other, until the time of payment; he has not the choice, however, to pay a part in each. Poth. Obl. part 2, c. 3, art. 6, No. 247; ll John. 59. Or, if a man sell or agree to deliver one of two articles, as a horse or an ox, he has the election till the time of delivery; it being a rule that "in case an election be given of two several things, always be, which is the first agent, and which ought to do the first act, shall have the election." Co. Litt. 145, a; 7 John. 465; 2 Bibb, R. 171. On the failure of the person who has the right to make his election in proper time, the right passes to the opposite party. Co. Litt. 145, a; Viner, Abr. Election, B, C; Poth. Obl. No. 247; Bac. Ab. h. t. B; 1 Desaus. 460; Hopk. R. 337. It is a maxim of law, that an election once made and pleaded, the party is concluded, electio semel facta, et placitum testatum, non patitur regress-um. Co. Litt. 146; 11 John. 241. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  27. Courts of equity have adopted the principle, that a person shall not be permitted to claim under any instrument, whether it be a deed or will, without giving full effect to it, in every respect, so far as such person is concerned. This doctrine is called into exercise when a testator gives what does not belong to him, but to some other person, and gives, to that person some estate of his own; by virtue of which gift a condition is implied, either that he shall part with his own estate or shall not take the bounty. 9 Ves. 515; 10 Ves. 609; 13 Ves. 220. In such a case, equity will not allow the first legatee to, insist upon that by which he would deprive another legatee under the same will of the benefit to which he would be entitled, if the first legatee permited the whole will to operate, and therefore compels him to make his election between his right independent of the will, and the benefit under it. This principle of equity does not give the disappointed legatee the right to detain the thing itself, but gives a right to compensation out of something else. 2 Rop. Leg. 378, c. 23, s. 1. In order to impose upon a party, claiming under a will, the obligation of making an election, the intention of the testator must be expressed, or clearly implied in the will itself, in two respects; first, to dispose of that which is not his own; and, secondly, that the person taking the benefit under the will should, take under the condition of giving effect thereto. 6 Dow. P. C. 179; 13 Ves. 174; 15 Ves. 390; 1 Bro. C. C. 492;3 Bro. C. C. 255; 3 P. Wms. 315; 1 Ves. jr. 172, 335; S. C. 2 Ves. jr. 367, 371; 3 Ves. jr. 65; Amb. 433; 3 Bro. P. C. by Toml. 277; 1 B. & Beat. 1; 1 McClel. R. 424, 489, 541. See, generally, on this doctrine, Roper's Legacies, c. 23; and the learned notes of Mr. Swanston to the case Dillon v. Parker, 1 Swanst. R. 394, > 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  28. Choosing, esp. by vote; general e. (of representatives, esp. members of House of Commons, throughout the country), by-e. (of M.P. to fill vacancy); (Theol.) see prec. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  29. (Theol.) See Arminians. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  30. n. [Latin] Act of choosing; choice the act of choosing a person to fill an office or employment power of choosing or selecting; voluntary preference; liberty to take or reject discriminating choice; distinction between divine choice; predetermination of God with regard to the subjects of his grace;—those who are chosen public choice of representatives or members time or day of electing members. Cabinet Dictionary
  31. The act of choosing one or more from a greater number; the power of choice; voluntary preference; the determination of God by which any were selected for eternal life; the ceremony of a publick choice. Complete Dictionary

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