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Definition of Election

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choosing; voting for a political candidate
Election Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(a.)
Those who are elected.
  
(a.)
The choice, made by a party, of two alternatives, by taking one of which, the chooser is excluded from the other.
  
(a.)
The act of choosing; choice; selection.
  
(a.)
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.
  
(a.)
Power of choosing; free will; liberty to choose or act.
  
(a.)
Divine choice; predestination of individuals as objects of mercy and salvation; -- one of the "five points" of Calvinism.
  
(a.)
Discriminating choice; discernment.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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election
\e*lec"tion\ (?), n. [f. élection, l. electio, fr. eligere to choose out. see elect, a.]
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. 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.
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. 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. xi. 7.


  similar words(6) 



 election district 
 writ of election 
 by-election 
 right of election 
 to contest an election 
 to make one`s election 
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
toghchán
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Etholiad = n. an election
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a vote to select the winner of a position or political office; "the results of the election will be announced tonight"
(hypernym) vote
(hyponym) reelection
(derivation) elect
(class) poll
2. the act of selecting someone or something; the exercise of deliberate choice; "her election of medicine as a profession"
(hypernym) choice, selection, option, pick
(hyponym) co-option, co-optation
3. the status or fact of being elected; "they celebrated his election"
(hypernym) status, position
4. the predestination of some individuals as objects of divine mercy (especially as conceived by Calvinists)
(hypernym) predestination, foreordination, preordination, predetermination
Election Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Parliamentary Procedure
An election held to fill a vacancy arising during the course of a Parliament. The date of the by-election is fixed by the Governor in Council.

Compare: general election.
An election following dissolution at which Members are selected for every electoral district. Members are elected by a simple plurality of the votes, which are cast by secret ballot.

Compare: by-election.
The election of a presiding officer in the House or in committee when the candidate is not present.
Under the authority of the Clerk of the House of Commons
Dream Dictionary
To dream that you are at an election, foretells you will engage in some controversy which will prove detrimental to your social or financial standing.
  
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Election Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
An election is a formal decision-making process by which a population chooses an individual to hold public office. Elections have been the usual mechanism by which modern representative democracy has operated since the 17th century. Elections may fill offices in the legislature, sometimes in the executive and judiciary, and for regional and local government. This process is also used in many other private and business organizations, from clubs to voluntary associations and corporations.

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Election Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
USPTO Patent and Trademark Glossary
an indication made by applicant, in the Demand for an International Application filed under the Patent Cooperation Treaty, as to the Contracting States in which applicant intends to use the results of the international preliminary examination.

Context: Patent 
By the United States Patent and Trademark Office
PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty) Glossary
The filing of the demand constitutes the election of all Contracting States which are designated and are bound by Chapter II and in which the applicant intends to use the results of the international preliminary examination.
  
Source: World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) ( About )
Election Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
todvelan
Election Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
election; he that is chosen
  
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (1869) , by Roswell D. Hitchcock. About
Glossary of Astrological Terms
Chart cast to ascertain the most auspicious time for important events, such as marriages, moving house and so on. Used in Horary Astrology.