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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

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

  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

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





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