To contest an election
Election E*lec"tion, n. [F. ['e]lection, L. electio, fr. eligere to choose out. See {Elect}, a.] 1. The act of choosing; choice; selection. [1913 Webster]

2. The act of choosing a person to fill an office, or to membership in a society, as by ballot, uplifted hands, or viva voce; as, the election of a president or a mayor. [1913 Webster]

Corruption in elections is the great enemy of freedom. --J. Adams. [1913 Webster]

3. Power of choosing; free will; liberty to choose or act. ``By his own election led to ill.'' --Daniel. [1913 Webster]

4. Discriminating choice; discernment. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

To use men with much difference and election is good. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

5. (Theol.) Divine choice; predestination of individuals as objects of mercy and salvation; -- one of the ``five points'' of Calvinism. [1913 Webster]

There is a remnant according to the election of grace. --Rom. xi. 5. [1913 Webster]

6. (Law) The choice, made by a party, of two alternatives, by taking one of which, the chooser is excluded from the other. [1913 Webster]

7. Those who are elected. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The election hath obtained it. --Rom. xi. 7. [1913 Webster]

{To contest an election}. See under {Contest}.

{To make one's election}, to choose. [1913 Webster]

He has made his election to walk, in the main, in the old paths. --Fitzed. Hall. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • To contest an election — Contest Con*test , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Contested}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Contesting}.] [F. contester, fr. L. contestari to call to witness, contestari litem to introduce a lawsuit by calling witnesses, to bring an action; con + testari to be a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Election — E*lec tion, n. [F. [ e]lection, L. electio, fr. eligere to choose out. See {Elect}, a.] 1. The act of choosing; choice; selection. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of choosing a person to fill an office, or to membership in a society, as by ballot,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To make one's election — Election E*lec tion, n. [F. [ e]lection, L. electio, fr. eligere to choose out. See {Elect}, a.] 1. The act of choosing; choice; selection. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of choosing a person to fill an office, or to membership in a society, as by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Contest — Con*test , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Contested}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Contesting}.] [F. contester, fr. L. contestari to call to witness, contestari litem to introduce a lawsuit by calling witnesses, to bring an action; con + testari to be a witness,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • contest — con·test 1 /kən test/ vt: to dispute or challenge through legal procedures contest a will con·test 2 / kän ˌtest/ n: a challenge brought through formal or legal procedures boundary controversies or other contest s between states Felix… …   Law dictionary

  • election — /i lek sheuhn/, n. 1. the selection of a person or persons for office by vote. 2. a public vote upon a proposition submitted. 3. the act of electing. 4. Theol. the choice by God of individuals, as for a particular work or for favor or salvation.… …   Universalium

  • election */*/*/ — UK [ɪˈlekʃ(ə)n] / US noun Word forms election : singular election plural elections [countable] an occasion when people vote for someone to represent them, especially in a government Only about 20% of the people voted in the local government… …   English dictionary

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  • To carry arms — Carry Car ry, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Carried}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Carrying}.] [OF. carier, charier, F. carrier, to cart, from OF. car, char, F. car, car. See {Car}.] 1. To convey or transport in any manner from one place to another; to bear; often… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To carry away — Carry Car ry, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Carried}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Carrying}.] [OF. carier, charier, F. carrier, to cart, from OF. car, char, F. car, car. See {Car}.] 1. To convey or transport in any manner from one place to another; to bear; often… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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