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election

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noun elec·tion \i-ˈlek-shən\

Simple Definition of election

  • : the act or process of choosing someone for a public office by voting

  • : the fact of being elected

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of election

  1. 1 a :  an act or process of electing <the election of a new governor> b :  the fact of being elected <her election to the Senate>

  2. 2 :  predestination to eternal life

  3. 3 :  the right, power, or privilege of making a choice

Examples of election in a sentence

  1. He's favored to win the election.

  2. The scandal may affect his chances for election.

  3. Her election to the Senate was a surprise to many.



13th Century

First Known Use of election

13th century


ELECTION Defined for Kids

election

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noun elec·tion \i-ˈlek-shən\

Definition of election for Students

  1. :  an act of choosing or the fact of being chosen especially by vote




Law Dictionary

election

noun elec·tion

Legal Definition of election

  1. 1a :  the act or process of electing b :  an instance of the electorate voting for candidates for an elective office c :  the fact of being elected

  2. 2 :  the right, power, or privilege of making a choice: as a :  the right of a spouse to choose a statutorily prescribed amount of a deceased spouse's estate or whatever was devised to him or her under the will b :  the right of a person who has an interest in property that a deceased has disposed of by will either to claim his or her right to the property or to accept what he or she was devised under the will instead c :  the right of a party to a contract that has been breached by the other party to choose to continue or terminate the contract — see also election of remedies, equitable election





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