election

[ ih-lek-shuh n ]
/ ɪˈlɛk ʃən /

noun

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

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

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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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