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e·lec·tion

 (ĭ-lĕk′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act or process of electing someone to fill an office or position: Officers are chosen by election and not by appointment.
b. An instance of this: Did you vote in this election?
c. The fact of being elected: her election to the Senate.
2. An act of choosing; a selection: your election of benefits.
3. Predestined salvation, especially as conceived by Calvinists.

election

(ɪˈlɛkʃən)
n
1. (Parliamentary Procedure) the selection by vote of a person or persons from among candidates for a position, esp a political office
2. a public vote on an official proposition
3. the act or an instance of choosing
4. (Protestantism) Christianity
a. the doctrine of Calvin that God chooses certain individuals for salvation without reference to their faith or works
b. the doctrine of Arminius and others that God chooses for salvation those who, by grace, persevere in faith and works

e•lec•tion

(ɪˈlɛk ʃən)

n.
1. the selection by vote of a candidate for office.
2. a public vote upon candidates, etc., submitted.
3. the choice by God of individuals, as for salvation.
[1225–75; Middle English < Anglo-French < Latin]

election

the theological doctrine of God’s predestination of individuals as objects of divine mercy and salvation.
See also: Christianity
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.election - a vote to select the winner of a position or political officeelection - a vote to select the winner of a position or political office; "the results of the election will be announced tonight"
reelection - election again; "he did not run for reelection"
vote - the opinion of a group as determined by voting; "they put the question to a vote"
general election - a national or state election; candidates are chosen in all constituencies
primary, primary election - a preliminary election where delegates or nominees are chosen
bye-election, by-election - a special election between regular elections
runoff - a final election to resolve an earlier election that did not produce a winner
poll - the counting of votes (as in an election)
absentee ballot - (election) a ballot that is cast while absent (usually mailed in prior to election day)
contestee - a winner (of a race or an election etc.) whose victory is contested
contester - someone who contests an outcome (of a race or an election etc.)
public servant - someone who holds a government position (either by election or appointment)
absolute majority, majority - (elections) more than half of the votes
relative majority, plurality - (in an election with more than 2 options) the number of votes for the candidate or party receiving the greatest number (but less that half of the votes)
2.election - the act of selecting someone or something; the exercise of deliberate choice; "her election of medicine as a profession"
selection, choice, option, pick - the act of choosing or selecting; "your choice of colors was unfortunate"; "you can take your pick"
co-optation, co-option - the selection of a new member (usually by a vote of the existing membership)
cumulative vote - an election in which each person has as many votes as there are positions to be filled and they can all be cast for one candidate or can be distributed in any manner
3.election - the status or fact of being elected; "they celebrated his election"
status, position - the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society; "he had the status of a minor"; "the novel attained the status of a classic"; "atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life"
4.election - the predestination of some individuals as objects of divine mercy (especially as conceived by Calvinists)
foreordination, predetermination, preordination, predestination - (theology) being determined in advance; especially the doctrine (usually associated with Calvin) that God has foreordained every event throughout eternity (including the final salvation of mankind)

election

noun
1. vote, poll, ballot, determination, referendum, franchise, plebiscite, show of hands Poland's first fully free elections for more than fifty years
2. appointment, choosing, picking, choice, selection the election of the Labour government in 1964
Quotations
"Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody" [Franklin P. Adams Nods and Becks]

election

noun
The act of choosing:
Translations
أنْتِخابانتخاباِنْتِخَاب
volby
valg
elekto
vaalit
izbori
választás
kosningar
選挙
선거
volitve
val
การเลือกตั้ง
sự bầu cử

election

[ɪˈlɛkʃən]
n
(= event) → élection f
to hold an election → procéder à une élection
[person, government] → élection f
election as sth → élection comme qch, élection au poste de qch
modif [broadcast, date, day, year, winner] → des élections; [manifesto, promise, pledge, platform, defeat, result] → électoral(e); [candidate] → aux électionselection campaign ncampagne f électorale

election

nWahl f; his election to the chairmanshipseine Wahl zum Vorsitzenden; election debacleWahldebakel nt

election

in cpdsWahl-; election victory/defeatWahlsieg m/-niederlage f;
election campaign
nWahlkampf m

election

[ɪˈlɛkʃn] nelezione f; (of Government) → elezioni fpl
to hold an election → indire un'elezione
the election will be held next week → l'elezione avrà luogo la settimana prossima

elect

(iˈlekt) verb
1. to choose by vote. He was elected chairman; elected to the committee.
2. to choose (to do something). They elected to go by taxi.
adjective
(placed immediately after noun) chosen for office but not yet in it. the president elect.
eˈlection (-ʃən) noun
the choosing, or choice, (usually by vote) of person(s) for office. When do the elections take place?; He is standing for election again.
eˌlectioˈneer (-ʃə-) verb
to work to bring about the election of a candidate.
eˈlector noun
a person who has the right to vote at an election. Not all the electors bothered to vote.
eˈlectoral adjective
of elections or electors. The names of all electors are listed in the electoral roll.
eˈlectorate (-rət) noun
all electors taken together. Half of the electorate did not vote.

election

اِنْتِخَاب volby valg Wahl εκλογές elección vaalit élection izbori elezione 選挙 선거 verkiezing valg wybory eleição выборы val การเลือกตั้ง seçim sự bầu cử 选举
References in classic literature ?
A representative of the United States must be of the age of twenty-five years; must have been seven years a citizen of the United States; must, at the time of his election, be an inhabitant of the State he is to represent; and, during the time of his service, must be in no office under the United States.
Concerning the Power of Congress to Regulate the Election of Members From the New York Packet.
On the morning before the election, Jerry was putting me into the shafts, when Dolly came into the yard sobbing and crying, with her little blue frock and white pinafore spattered all over with mud.
But you will contribute something to the campaign fund to assist in your election, will you not?
In the first place, it would not cost him anything, and it would get him half a day off, with his pay just the same; and then when election time came he would be able to vote--and there was something in that.
When anne came downstairs again, the Island, as well as all Canada, was in the throes of a campaign preceding a general election.
The twins considered that success in the election would reinstate them, and that defeat would work them irreparable damage.
The same principle prevails also in the choice of their senate; the manner of electing which is favourable also to an oligarchy; for all are obliged to vote for those who are senators of the first class, afterwards they vote for the same number out of the second, and then out of the third; but this compulsion to vote at the election of senators does not extend to the third and fourth classes and the first and second class only are obliged to vote for the fourth.
Julius was offering himself for election in Perthshire, by his father's express desire, at that moment.
Nevertheless -- to hold nothing back from the reader -- it was because, on the third day from the present, he was to preach the Election Sermon; and, as such an occasion formed an honourable epoch in the life of a New England Clergyman, he could not have chanced upon a more suitable mode and time of terminating his professional career.
Ernest's chance for election grew stronger and stronger.
The principle of election made it for a long while the great political power.