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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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