election
noun Date: 13th century 1. a. an act or process of electing <
the election of a new governor
>
b. the fact of being elected <
her election to the Senate
>
2. predestination to eternal life 3. the right, power, or privilege of making a choice

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  • Election — • In its broadest sense election means a choice among many persons, things, or sides to be taken. In the stricter juridical sense it means the choice of one person among many for a definite charge or function Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight.… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • élection — [ elɛksjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1135; lat. electio « choix », du supin de eligere → élire 1 ♦ Vx Choix. Mod. (Dr.) Élection de domicile. Théol. Choix préférentiel de Dieu. Le peuple d élection : le peuple élu, les Juifs. Cour. La patrie d élection, celle… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • election — elec·tion n 1 a: the act or process of electing b: an instance of the electorate voting for candidates for an elective office c: the fact of being elected 2: the right, power, or privilege of making a choice: as a: the right of a spouse to choose …   Law dictionary

  • élection — ÉLECTION. s. fém. Action d élire. Choix fait par plusieurs personnes, Corps ou Communes, au concours des suffrages. Faire une élection. Approuver, confirmer une élection. L élection de l Empereur se fit un tel jour. Il donna sa voix pour l… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • election — Election. s. f. v. Choix. Faire une bonne election. approuver, confirmer une election. je vous en laisse l election. l election de l Empereur se fit un tel jour. il donna sa voix pour l election de. assister à une election. faire une election. On …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • election — e‧lec‧tion [ɪˈlekʆn] noun 1. [countable] when people vote to choose someone for a job: • She was nominated to stand for election as a Coca Cola director. • Mr Morrow is also up for election to the board of directors at a rival Chicago bank. 2.… …   Financial and business terms

  • 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

  • election — Election, Electio. Election libre, Soluta optio eligendi. Election premiere, faisant jugement à la deuxiesme, Praerogatiua tribus. L election des Preteurs, Praetoriana comitia …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • election — [ē lek′shən, ilek′shən] n. [ME eleccioun < OFr election < L electio, a choice, in LL(Ec), the election of believers: see ELECT] 1. a choosing or choice 2. a) a choosing or being chosen for office by vote b) a voting, as in a municipality,… …   English World dictionary

  • election — (n.) late 13c., from Anglo Fr. eleccioun, O.Fr. elecion choice, election, selection (12c.), from L. electionem (nom. electio), noun of action from pp. stem of eligere pick out, select, from ex out (see EX (Cf. ex )) + ligere, comb. form of legere …   Etymology dictionary

  • election — selection, option, *choice, preference, alternative Analogous words: deciding or decision, determining or determination, settling or settlement (see corresponding verbs at DECIDE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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