- 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 re-election
In Illinois, embattled Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn lost his bid for re-election against Bruce Rauner.GOP Shocks Democrats in Governor Races
November 5, 2014
After winning a 1932 election, McGill lost his 1938 re-election bid.Fact-Checking the Sunday Shows: November 2
November 2, 2014
A former talked-about, maybe-presidential candidate, Andrew Cuomo now hints at Hillary for president at his own re-election event.If Clinton Runs for President, Cuomo’s on Board
October 23, 2014
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback should be coasting to re-election this fall.
The Kansas Governor should be cruising to re-election and fending off 2016 rumors.
Two selectmen, whose terms expired, were candidates for re-election.Cy Whittaker's Place
Joseph C. Lincoln
But it's going to slow down the work I'm doing on the Mayor's campaign for re-election!
Curiously enough, all the gangs weren't working for Wayne's re-election.
Mr. Haralson was elected to the 44th Congress, but failed of re-election to the 45th.
His consulship was over, and custom forbade his re-election.
- the election of a person or persons for a further term of officehis re-election as party leader
- the state of being elected againnot seeking re-election
- (as modifier)a re-election campaign
- 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 re-election
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.