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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Election  \E*lec"tion\,  n.  [F.  ['e]lection,  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.  --J.  Adams. 
 
  3.  Power  of  choosing;  free  will  liberty  to  choose  or  act 
  ``By  his  own  election  led  to  ill.''  --Daniel. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  election 
  n  1:  a  vote  to  select  the  winner  of  a  political  office 
  2:  the  act  of  selecting  someone  "many  candidates  ran  for 
  election" 




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