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Definition of Election


  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.
  3. Power of choosing; free will; liberty to choose or act.
  4. Discriminating choice; discernment.
  5. Divine choice; predestination of individuals as objects of mercy and salvation; -- one of the "five points" of Calvinism.
  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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Election Translations

election in Afrikaans is keuse
election in Danish is valg
election in Dutch is optie, verkiezing, keuze, keur, keus
election in German is Wahl
election in Italian is elezione
election in Norwegian is valg
election in Swedish is val