Associations to the word «Election»


ELECTION, noun. A process of choosing a leader, members of parliament, councillors, or other representatives by popular vote.
ELECTION, noun. The choice of a leader or representative by popular vote.
ELECTION, noun. (archaic) Any conscious choice.
ELECTION, noun. (theology) In Calvinism, God's predestination of saints including all of the elect.
ELECTION, noun. (obsolete) Those who are elected.
ELECTION DAY, proper noun. The day on which general elections are held in the United States; the Tuesday following the first Monday in November.
ELECTION OF REMEDIES, noun. (legal) The situation of a plaintiff in a civil lawsuit having multiple options from which to choose as to how the defendant's wrong may be righted.
ELECTION THRESHOLD, noun. A minimum percentage of votes that a party needs to receive in order to obtain a parliamentary seat.

Dictionary definition

ELECTION, noun. A vote to select the winner of a position or political office; "the results of the election will be announced tonight".
ELECTION, noun. The act of selecting someone or something; the exercise of deliberate choice; "her election of medicine as a profession".
ELECTION, noun. The status or fact of being elected; "they celebrated his election".
ELECTION, noun. The predestination of some individuals as objects of divine mercy (especially as conceived by Calvinists).

Wise words

All our words from loose using have lost their edge.
Ernest Hemingway