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. [Obs.]
To use men with much difference and election is good. --Bacon.
5. Theol. 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. Law 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. [Obs.]
The election hath obtained it. --Rom. xi. 7.
To contest an election. See under Contest.
To make one's election, to choose.
He has made his election to walk, in the main, in the old paths. --Fitzed. Hall.
n 1: a vote to select the winner of a position or political
office; "the results of the election will be announced
2: the act of selecting someone or something; the exercise of
deliberate choice; "her election of medicine as a
3: the status or fact of being elected; "they celebrated his
4: the predestination of some individuals as objects of divine
mercy (especially as conceived by Calvinists)