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Definitions of election

  1. the act of selecting someone or something; the exercise of deliberate choice; "her election of medicine as a profession" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2. a vote to select the winner of a position or political office; "the results of the election will be announced tonight" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. the status or fact of being elected; "they celebrated his election" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Power of choosing; act of electing. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. The act of electing; a vote; choice. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. The act of choosing; choice; selection. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. 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
  12. Power of choosing; free will; liberty to choose or act. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Discriminating choice; discernment. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. The choice, made by a party, of two alternatives, by taking one of which, the chooser is excluded from the other. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Those who are elected. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Divine choice; predestination of individuals as objects of mercy and salvation; - one of the five points of Calvinism. Webster Dictionary DB

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Usage examples for election

  1. He said that Wallingford, since his election as Mayor of Hathelsborough, had found out a lot- a great deal more than they wished him to know. – In the Mayor's Parlour by J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
  2. Wasn't the election satisfactory? – Rodney The Partisan by Harry Castlemon
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