Examples of election in a Sentence
He's favored to win the election.
The scandal may affect his chances for election.
Her election to the Senate was a surprise to many.
Recent Examples of election from the Web
The stake held by partners fell after the election as one of the biggest holders, Gary Cohn, stepped down as the company’s president in December to take a job in the White House.
Alexey Merz, a cell biologist at the University of Washington in Seattle ironically tweeted a link to Salk’s press release promoting Lundblad’s election to the National Academy of Sciences.
Garcia, who came in fourth in that election, was appointed to the Board of Trustees after Trustee Donna Kline moved out of the state earlier this year.
Compared with the results of the national exit polls measuring voter preferences in last year’s election, the ABC/Washington Post survey found more erosion for Republicans among women than among men.
Howard County's Republican county executive, Allan Kittleman, campaigned against the enactment of a citizens' election fund.
This election was the first time most board members can remember two people have run for the board leadership positions.
Monroe, a Democratic-Republican, had won a landslide victory against the collapsing Federalist Party in the 1816 election.
Over the course of the week, minority rights groups and the state tussled over whether — and how — the state’s political maps should change to fix possible voting rights act violations ahead of the 2018 elections.
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Synonym Discussion of election
ELECTION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of election for English Language Learners
: the act or process of choosing someone for a public office by voting
: the fact of being elected
ELECTION Defined for Kids
Definition of election for Students
: an act of choosing or the fact of being chosen especially by vote
Legal Definition of election
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 : 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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