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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Three state trial judges are looking at a law taking away his authority to pick the majority of the five-member statewide elections board.
Jordan Mackey and Patricia Welicky have filed for the Ward 1 seat of George Cooper, who is not seeking re-election.
Shortly after the election, Kushner is reported to have discussed setting up a secret communications channel with the Russian government to facilitate sensitive discussions about the conflict in Syria.
Opposition leader Guillermo Endara, winner of May elections that were nullified by Noriega, was sworn in as president early Wednesday and was given immediate U.S. recognition.
Nearly every week that Congress is in session, the industry holds fund-raisers at private clubs and restaurants to help bankroll the re-election campaigns of its allies.
Britain’s impending break with the European Union was a point of tension with France when the two leaders met for the first time since Macron’s election victory, in a 15th-century former monastery in the historic town of Taormina, Sicily.
Surles will leave office after the 2018 election as a supernumerary sheriff, which means he could be called back into service if needed.
It is believed that only 250 letters were ever actually sent using the service, but among those was one alerting the West Coast to the election of Abraham Lincoln, in seven days, a record at the time.
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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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