Definitions of election

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