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Election meaning

election - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. the act of selecting someone or something; the exercise of deliberate choice; " her election of medicine as a profession"
  2. 2. a vote to select the winner of a position or political office; " the results of the election will be announced tonight"
  3. 3. the predestination of some individuals as objects of divine mercy ( especially as conceived by Calvinists)
  4. 4. the status or fact of being elected; " they celebrated his election"
  5. 5. The act of choosing; choice; selection.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. Power of choosing; free will; liberty to choose or act.
  8. 8. Discriminating choice; discernment.
  9. 9. The choice, made by a party, of two alternatives, by taking one of which, the chooser is excluded from the other.
  10. 10. Those who are elected.
  11. 11. Divine choice; predestination of individuals as objects of mercy and salvation; - one of the five points of Calvinism.
  12. 12. Power of choosing; act of electing.

election - examples of usage

  1. And the election is by committee- he'll get in all right. - "Prince Fortunatus", William Black.
  2. There was immense excitement in the county over the election. - "Two Little Confederates", Thomas Nelson Page.
  3. They'll win the next election hands down, I'm told." - "The Sins of Séverac Bablon", Sax Rohmer.
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