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Definition of Election

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.

Election Quotations

It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.
Joseph Stalin

Leadership is not about the next election, it's about the next generation.
Simon Sinek

In the end, that's what this election is about. Do we participate in a politics of cynicism or a politics of hope?
Barack Obama

Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
George Bernard Shaw

As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests.
Gore Vidal
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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