Definitions of election

  1. the act of selecting someone; " many candidates ran for election"
  2. the act of selecting someone or something; the exercise of deliberate choice; " her election of medicine as a profession"
  3. a vote to select the winner of a position or political office; " the results of the election will be announced tonight"
  4. the status or fact of being elected; " they celebrated his election"
  5. The act of choosing; choice; selection.
  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. Power of choosing; free will; liberty to choose or act.
  8. Discriminating choice; discernment.
  9. The choice, made by a party, of two alternatives, by taking one of which, the chooser is excluded from the other.
  10. Those who are elected.
  11. Divine choice; predestination of individuals as objects of mercy and salvation; - one of the five points of Calvinism.
  12. The act of choosing a person for some office or position; the selection by divine choice for salvation.
  13. 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.
  14. Power of choosing; act of electing.
  15. The act of electing; a vote; choice.
  16. The act of electing, especially for office by vote; choice, option, or free will; discrimination; predestination to salvation; those predestined.
  17. 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.

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
  3. So he had set himself, by every means in his power, to oppose Roderigo's election. – The Life of Cesare Borgia by Raphael Sabatini
  4. It will be observed that by the constitution of Texas the existing government is only continued temporarily till Congress can act, and that the third Monday of the present month is the day appointed for holding the first general election. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  5. I suppose your election to Congress is absolutely certain. – Historic Homes by Mary H. Northend
  6. I was able to turn that feeling to good account on the occasion of this Rossendale election. – The Life Story of an Old Rebel by John Denvir
  7. Who wouldn't give a vote for Brodereque at the next election? – Our World, or, The Slaveholders Daughter by F. Colburn Adams
  8. They accepted his election as the will of the nation, and though they might wonder at your choice, did not presume to blame it. – Correspondence & Conversations of Alexis de Tocqueville with Nassau William Senior from 1834 to 1859, Vol. 2 by Alexis de Tocqueville
  9. Here, if ever, was an election. – The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 17 (of 25) by Robert Louis Stevenson Other: Andrew Lang
  10. Within a few months an election occurred- not a National election, but one in which the " machine" might have been crippled. – The Young Man and the World by Albert J. Beveridge
  11. The election was a squeeze for him; of course he wouldn't let me take any subscription- it was the honor of the family. – The Great Miss Driver by Anthony Hope
  12. The election altogether, said he, laughing, is rather a sore point in the school. – The Willoughby Captains by Talbot Baines Reed
  13. He would win the election. – The Fortunate Youth by William J. Locke
  14. So there will be another election? – The Testing of Diana Mallory by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  15. For his previously excellent health had broken down soon after his election, and he never fully recovered it. – The Age of Tennyson by Hugh Walker
  16. It was the day on which the king announced to his officers of high rank that any interference on the part of Austria with the election of a king in Poland would mean war. – Francezka by Molly Elliot Seawell
  17. We shall have a bye- election- the very last thing desirable. – Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing