Election

E*lec"tion

(?), n. [F. lection, L. electio, fr. eligere to choose out. See Elect, a.] 1. The act of choosing; choice; selection.
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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.
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Corruption in elections is the great enemy of freedom.
J. Adams.
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3. Power of choosing; free will; liberty to choose or act. "By his own election led to ill." Daniel.
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4. Discriminating choice; discernment. [Obs.]
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To use men with much difference and election is good.
Bacon.
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5. (Theol.) Divine choice; predestination of individuals as objects of mercy and salvation; -- one of the "five points" of Calvinism.
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There is a remnant according to the election of grace.
Rom. xi. 5.
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6. (Law) The choice, made by a party, of two alternatives, by taking one of which, the chooser is excluded from the other.
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7. Those who are elected. [Obs.]
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The election hath obtained it.
Rom. xi. 7.
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To contest an election. See under Contest. -- To make one's election, to choose.
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He has made his election to walk, in the main, in the old paths.
Fitzed. Hall.
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