- 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 reelection
Historically the reelection rate for members of Congress is in the area of 95 percent.The Unbearable Whiteness of Congress
January 8, 2015
He stumbled a bit in his reelection bid, but the minority leader won Tuesday and then took control of the Senate.Mitch McConnell’s Big Day: A Turtle Suns Himself
November 4, 2014
Last year, buoyed by his 2012 reelection, Obama dismissed the notion of schmoozing with his Republican tormentors on Capitol Hill.Can Obama and a Republican Senate Find Common Ground?
November 4, 2014
He served just one term, declining to run for reelection in 2012.Wait a Minute, Clinton Coronators—Here Comes Jim Webb
September 24, 2014
At the height of the 2012 reelection campaign, the Obama administration fumbled accounts of what happened in Libya.This Sexy Thriller Is Just the Document the Benghazi Commission Needs
September 15, 2014
Not a syllable of opposition to his reelection is heard from any quarter.The Works of Whittier, Volume VII (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
He failed of reelection in 1831 because of his advocacy of reform.A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)
Augustus De Morgan
Under these circumstances the reelection of Grant was a foregone conclusion.The Sequel of Appomattox
Walter Lynwood Fleming
There is only one future event with which they concern themselves, and that is their reelection.Individuality
Robert G. Ingersoll
If the President was to be chosen by the legislature, he should not be eligible to reelection.The Fathers of the Constitution
- 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 reelection
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.