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election

[ ih-lek-shuhn ]
/ ɪˈlɛk ʃən /
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noun

the selection of a person or persons for office by vote: In 2018, elections for governors were held in 36 states.
the status of being or having been elected: his fading chances for election;the international coverage of her election.
a public vote upon a proposition submitted: The official results of today’s election regarding use of public lands will not be reported any earlier than tomorrow.
the act of electing: There is no evidence to suggest violation of the rules of election.
Theology. the choice by God of individuals, as for a particular work or for favor or salvation: Election is not a hidden decree, but the decree revealed in Christ.

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Origin of election

First recorded in 1225–75; from Latin ēlēctiōn- (stem of ēlēctiō ), equivalent to ēlēct(us) (see elect) + -iōn- noun suffix (see -ion); replacing Middle English eleccioun, from Anglo-French

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British Dictionary definitions for election

election
/ (ɪˈlɛkʃən) /

noun

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
Christianity
  1. the doctrine of Calvin that God chooses certain individuals for salvation without reference to their faith or works
  2. the doctrine of Arminius and others that God chooses for salvation those who, by grace, persevere in faith and works
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