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Meaning of ELECTION

Pronunciation:  i'lekshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of selecting someone; "many candidates ran for election"
  2. [n]  a vote to select the winner of a political office

ELECTION is a 8 letter word that starts with E.


 See Also: by election, bye election, choice, co-optation, co-option, cumulative vote, general election, option, pick, primary, primary election, reelection, runoff, selection, vote



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\E*lec"tion\, n. [F. ['e]lection, L. electio, fr.
eligere to choose out. See {Elect}, a.]
1. The act of choosing; choice; selection.

2. The act of choosing a person to fill an office, or to
   membership in a society, as by ballot, uplifted hands, or
   viva voce; as, the election of a president or a mayor.

         Corruption in elections is the great enemy of
         freedom.                              --J. Adams.

3. Power of choosing; free will; liberty to choose or act.
   ``By his own election led to ill.'' --Daniel.

4. Discriminating choice; discernment. [Obs.]

         To use men with much difference and election is
         good.                                 --Bacon.

5. (Theol.) Divine choice; predestination of individuals as
   objects of mercy and salvation; -- one of the ``five
   points'' of Calvinism.

         There is a remnant according to the election of
         grace.                                --Rom. xi. 5.

6. (Law) The choice, made by a party, of two alternatives, by
   taking one of which, the chooser is excluded from the

7. Those who are elected. [Obs.]

         The election hath obtained it.        --Rom. xi. 7.

{To contest an election}. See under {Contest}.

{To make one's election}, to choose.

         He has made his election to walk, in the main, in
         the old paths.                        --Fitzed.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are at an election, represents a choice that you need to make which may affect others.
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