Election

Definition of Election

E`lec´tion
n.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.
4.Discriminating choice; discernment.
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 other.
7.Those who are elected.
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. Hall.

Related Words

Calvinism, accession, alternative, alternativity, anointing, anointment, apostolic orders, appointment, arrogation, assignment, assumption, authorization, by-election, calling, canonization, caucus, choice, choosing, closed primary, co-optation, co-option, conferment, congressional election, consecration, contested election, coronation, decision, delegation, deputation, designation, determinism, direct primary, druthers, electing, empowerment, fatalism, first choice, free choice, free will, general election, holy orders, induction, installation, institution, investiture, legitimate succession, major orders, mandatory primary, minor orders, nomination, nonpartisan primary, open primary, option, optional primary, ordainment, orders, ordination, partisan election, pick, plebiscite, political election, poll, predestinarianism, predeterminism, preference, preference primary, preferment, preoption, presentation, presidential election, presidential preference primary, presidential primary, primary, primary election, reading in, referendum, runoff, runoff election, runoff primary, seizure, selection, succession, taking over, the pick, usurpation, volition, vote, voting, will
Word:

Browse

Elder hand
Elder tree
elderberry
Elderish
Elderly
Eldern
Eldership
Elderwort
Eldest
Eldest hand
Elding
Eldritch
Eleatic
Eleaticism
Elecampane
Elect
Electant
Electary
Electic
Electicism
-Election-
Electioneer
Electioneerer
Elective
Elective affinity
Elective franchise
elective surgery
Electively
Elector
Electoral college
Electorality
Electorate
Electoress
Electorial
Electors at large
Electorship
Electre
Electrepeter
Electress
Electric
Electric arc
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

© 2014 Delaflex, Inc.Dictionary Home