Definition of election :
1. Discriminating choice; discernment.
2. Divine choice; predestination of individuals as objects of mercy and salvation; - one of the five points of Calvinism.
3. Power of choosing; free will; liberty to choose or act.
4. 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.
5. The act of choosing; choice; selection.
6. 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.
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choice (part of speech: noun)
- Fanny has not been very well since the election ... - "Lady-John-Russell", MacCarthy, Desmond.
- The whole thing'll be forgotten the day after the election. - "Space Viking", Henry Beam Piper.
- At the annual election in December 1849, the officers were elected with a view to that particular business. - "History of American Socialisms", John Humphrey Noyes.