- the selection of a person or persons for office by vote.
- a public vote upon a proposition submitted.
- the act of electing.
- Theology. the choice by God of individuals, as for a particular work or for favor or salvation.
Origin of election
Examples from the Web for postelection
The issue was a winner for Obama last year, and remember all that postelection yammering about needing young people?Republicans Move to the Center? Nope, They’re Crazier Than Ever
August 21, 2013
The postelection debate to date has mostly been about Republicans slowly coming to grips with the need for tax-revenue increases.Democrats Must Step Up on Entitlement Reform for Fiscal Cliff Deal
November 27, 2012
Parroting another government line, the article raises the specter of a Russian intervention if postelection unrest flares.Will Scandalous Videos Topple Georgia’s President? A Rebuttal
September 24, 2012
The fig leaf of vital interests will no longer be sustainable in the postelection marketplace.Why Obama Won’t Speed U.S. Troop Withdrawal in Afghanistan
Leslie H. Gelb
March 19, 2012
- happening or existing after an election
- the selection by vote of a person or persons from among candidates for a position, esp a political office
- a public vote on an official proposition
- the act or an instance of choosing
- the doctrine of Calvin that God chooses certain individuals for salvation without reference to their faith or works
- the doctrine of Arminius and others that God chooses for salvation those who, by grace, persevere in faith and works
Word Origin and History for postelection
late 13c., from Anglo-French eleccioun, Old French elecion "choice, election, selection" (12c.), from Latin electionem (nominative electio), noun of action from past participle stem of eligere "pick out, select," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + -ligere, comb. form of legere "to choose, read" (see lecture (n.)). Theological sense is from late 14c.