Election meaning

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The definition of an election is a choice, particularly a voting.

An example of an election is a town's voting for the new mayor.

An example of an election is selecting a new health care provider.

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An act of choosing; a selection.

Your election of benefits.

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A choosing or choice.
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(theol.) The selection by God of certain people for salvation and eternal life.
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Predestined salvation, especially as conceived by Calvinists.
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The choice of a leader or representative by popular vote.

The election of John Smith was due to his broad appeal.

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The process by which an individual is chosen to occupy a public office, or, in some cases, a private one (such as a director serving on a corporate board); in litigation, the making of a choice among remedies, whereby the selection of one may preclude the use of others; in estate law, a choice between inheriting under a will, and pursuing a legal remedy other than as provided in the will. See also elective share.
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A process of choosing a leader, members of parliament, councillors, or other representatives by popular vote.

The parliamentary elections will be held in March.

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(archaic) Any conscious choice.
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(theology) In Calvinism, God's predestination of saints including all of the elect.
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Origin of election

  • From Anglo-Norman eleccioun, from Latin election-, stem of electio (“choice, selection”), from ēligō (“I pluck out, I choose”).

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