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 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.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • To make a good board — Board Board (b[=o]rd), n. [OE. bord, AS. bord board, shipboard; akin to bred plank, Icel. bor[eth] board, side of a ship, Goth. f[=o]tu baurd footstool, D. bord board, G. brett, bort. See def. 8. [root]92.] 1. A piece of timber sawed thin, and of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To make short boards — Board Board (b[=o]rd), n. [OE. bord, AS. bord board, shipboard; akin to bred plank, Icel. bor[eth] board, side of a ship, Goth. f[=o]tu baurd footstool, D. bord board, G. brett, bort. See def. 8. [root]92.] 1. A piece of timber sawed thin, and of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Back to the 80's — Infobox Musical name = Back To The 80 s subtitle = ... The Totally Awesome Musical! image size = caption = music = Neil Gooding lyrics = Neil Gooding book = Neil Gooding basis = productions = awards = Back to the 80 s is a musical written by Neil …   Wikipedia

  • eat one's words — also[swallow one s words] {v. phr.} To take back something you have said; admit something is not true. * /John had called Harry a coward, but the boys made him eat his words after Harry bravely fought a big bully./ Compare: EAT CROW …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • eat one's words — also[swallow one s words] {v. phr.} To take back something you have said; admit something is not true. * /John had called Harry a coward, but the boys made him eat his words after Harry bravely fought a big bully./ Compare: EAT CROW …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • show one's colors — {v. phr.} 1. To show what you are really like. * /We thought Toby was timid, but he showed his colors when he rescued the ponies from the burning barn./ 2. To make known what you think or plan to do. * /Mr. Ryder is afraid that he will lose the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • show one's colors — {v. phr.} 1. To show what you are really like. * /We thought Toby was timid, but he showed his colors when he rescued the ponies from the burning barn./ 2. To make known what you think or plan to do. * /Mr. Ryder is afraid that he will lose the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • turn one's head — {v. phr.}, {informal} To make you lose your good judgment. * /The first pretty girl he saw turned his head./ * /Winning the class election turned his head./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • turn one's head — {v. phr.}, {informal} To make you lose your good judgment. * /The first pretty girl he saw turned his head./ * /Winning the class election turned his head./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • 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

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”