Definition of Election

1. Noun. A vote to select the winner of a position or political office. "The results of the election will be announced tonight"

2. Noun. The act of selecting someone or something; the exercise of deliberate choice. "Her election of medicine as a profession"
Generic synonyms: Choice, Option, Pick, Selection
Specialized synonyms: Co-optation, Co-option, Cumulative Vote
Derivative terms: Electoral

3. Noun. The status or fact of being elected. "They celebrated his election"
Generic synonyms: Position, Status

4. Noun. The predestination of some individuals as objects of divine mercy (especially as conceived by Calvinists).

Definition of Election

1. n. The act of choosing; choice; selection.

Definition of Election

1. Noun. A process of choosing a leader, members of parliament, councillors(,) or other representatives by popular vote. ¹

2. Noun. The choice of a leader or representative by popular vote. ¹

3. Noun. Any conscious choice. ¹

4. Noun. (theology) In Calvinism, God's predestination of saints including all of the elect. ¹

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Definition of Election

1. the act of electing [n -S]

Medical Definition of Election

1. 1. The act of choosing; choice; selection. 2. 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. "Corruption in elections is the great enemy of freedom." (J. Adams) 3. Power of choosing; free will; liberty to choose or act. "By his own election led to ill." 4. Discriminating choice; discernment. "To use men with much difference and election is good." (Bacon) 5. Divine choice; predestination of individuals as objects of mercy and salvation; one of the "five points" of Calvinism. "There is a remnant according to the election of grace." (Rom. Xi. 5) 6. The choice, made by a party, of two alternatives, by taking one of which, the chooser is excluded from the other. 7. Those who are elected. "The election hath obtained it." (Rom. Xi. 7) To contest an election. See Contest. To make one's election, to choose. "He has made his election to walk, in the main, in the old paths." (Fitzed. Hall) Origin: F. Election, L. Electio, fr. Eligere to choose out. See Elect. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Election

elected official
election (current term)
election commission
election day
election district
election fraud
election of remedies
election threshold
elections of remedies

Literary usage of Election

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve (1900)
"election OF THE PRESIDENT Dangers of the elective system increase in proportion to the extent of the prerogative—This system possible in America because no ..."

2. Publications by Hampshire Record Society, Winchester, Winchester Hampshire Record Society, Queensland Palaeontographical Society (1897)
"Documents relating to the election of John de Sandale, and transactions during the ... 337 Documents relating to the Confirmation of the election,— 6 Aug. ..."

3. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Ernest Alfred Benians (1903)
"election must be by some authority under the national or State constitutions ... election by the judiciary was out of the question ; the only other national ..."

4. Institutes of the Christian Religion by Jean Calvin (1844)
"For some suppose man to be a cooperator with God, so that the validity of election depends on his consent; thus, according to them, the will of man is ..."

5. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1845)
"election. E 1. Plaintiff, suing for equitable relief, part of which only could be had at law, not entitled to elect; but can proceed at law only by leave of ..."

6. The Constitution of the United States of America: With an Alphabetical by William Hickey, United States (1847)
"Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That except in case of an election of a ..."

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