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.
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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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