Definitions for election
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word election.
a vote to select the winner of a position or political office
"the results of the election will be announced tonight"
the act of selecting someone or something; the exercise of deliberate choice
"her election of medicine as a profession"
the status or fact of being elected
"they celebrated his election"
the predestination of some individuals as objects of divine mercy (especially as conceived by Calvinists)
A process of choosing a leader, members of parliament, councillors or other representatives by popular vote.
The parliamentary elections will be held in March.
The choice of a leader or representative by popular vote.
The election of John Smith was due to his broad appeal.
Any conscious choice.
In Calvinism, God's predestination of saints including all of the elect.
Etymology: From eleccioun, from election-, stem of electio, from eligo.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: electio, Latin.
If the election of the minister should be committed to every several parish, do you think that they would chuse the meetest. John Whitgift.
I was sorry to hear with what partiality, and popular heat, elections were carried in many places. Charles I .
Him, not thy election,
But natural necessity, begot. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. x.
As charity is, nothing can more increase the lustre and beauty than a prudent election of objects, and a fit application of it to them. Thomas Sprat, Sermons.
For what is man without a moving mind,
Which hath a judging wit, and chusing will!
Now, if God’s pow’r should her election bind,
Her motions then would cease, and stand all still. Davies.
He calls upon the sinners to turn themselves and live; he tells us, that he has set before us life and death, and referred it to our own election which we will chuse. John Rogers, Sermons.
The conceit about absolute election to eternal life, some enthusiasts entertaining, have been made remiss in the practice of virtue. Francis Atterbury, Sermons.
Since the late dissolution of the club, many persons put up for the next election. Joseph Addison, Spectator, №. 550.
An election is a formal group decision-making process by which a population chooses an individual or multiple individuals to hold public office. Elections have been the usual mechanism by which modern representative democracy has operated since the 17th century. Elections may fill offices in the legislature, sometimes in the executive and judiciary, and for regional and local government. This process is also used in many other private and business organisations, from clubs to voluntary associations and corporations. The global use of elections as a tool for selecting representatives in modern representative democracies is in contrast with the practice in the democratic archetype, ancient Athens, where the elections were considered an oligarchic institution and most political offices were filled using sortition, also known as allotment, by which officeholders were chosen by lot.Electoral reform describes the process of introducing fair electoral systems where they are not in place, or improving the fairness or effectiveness of existing systems. Psephology is the study of results and other statistics relating to elections (especially with a view to predicting future results). Election is the fact of electing, or being elected. To elect means "to select or make a decision", and so sometimes other forms of ballot such as referendums are referred to as elections, especially in the United States.
An election is a formal decision-making process by which a population or a specific group chooses an individual or multiple individuals to hold public office or perform certain roles or responsibilities. This is typically done through voting and is commonly applied in democratic societies as a way to achieve representative governance. Elections can be for political positions (president, governor, mayor, etc.), leadership roles within organizations or clubs, or key decisions on policies or issues.
the act of choosing; choice; selection
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
power of choosing; free will; liberty to choose or act
discriminating choice; discernment
divine choice; predestination of individuals as objects of mercy and salvation; -- one of the "five points" of Calvinism
the choice, made by a party, of two alternatives, by taking one of which, the chooser is excluded from the other
those who are elected
Etymology: [F. lection, L. electio, fr. eligere to choose out. See Elect, a.]
An election is a formal decision-making process by which a population chooses an individual to hold public office. Elections have been the usual mechanism by which modern representative democracy has operated since the 17th century. Elections may fill offices in the legislature, sometimes in the executive and judiciary, and for regional and local government. This process is also used in many other private and business organizations, from clubs to voluntary associations and corporations. The universal use of elections as a tool for selecting representatives in modern democracies is in contrast with the practice in the democratic archetype, ancient Athens. As the Elections were considered an oligarchic institution and most political offices were filled using sortition, also known as allotment, by which officeholders were chosen by lot. Electoral reform describes the process of introducing fair electoral systems where they are not in place, or improving the fairness or effectiveness of existing systems. Psephology is the study of results and other statistics relating to elections. To elect means "to choose or make a decision" and so sometimes other forms of ballot such as referendums are referred to as elections, especially in the United States.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
A periodical picnic for the American People. Held in booths, where the Voter puts in his ballot, and The Machine elects whatever it chooses. A day when the lowliest may make their mark and even beggars may ride; when the Glad Mit gets promiscuous and everything is full--particularly the lodging-houses.
To use a form of proportional representation voting system to elect a candidate for a specific political job description, person specification, role, responsibilities and purpose with accurate and specific principles and rules created in legislation.
There are political elections in countries around the world every year.
Submitted by MaryC on January 24, 2020
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'election' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1024
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'election' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1653
Rank popularity for the word 'election' in Nouns Frequency: #253
The numerical value of election in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of election in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
It was voting day and I thought the only thing out here in California that I worry about, which affects people, is the propositions that were out there, and I didn't see any propositions that I really had Election Day or the other. And so Election Day was Election Day and I just couldn't get excited about Election Day. And I just wound up going to play golf and I said,' I'm not doing Election Day.'.
Between the black box proprietary code, barebones computers we call voting machines and a mass of completely unqualified election officials, our election system is up for grabs to anybody with even a modest interest and some script kiddie capability. The cyber-kinetic attack surface here is wide open.
Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
The idea of an election is much more interesting to me than the election itself...The act of voting is in itself the defining moment.
The collaboration between secretaries of state, election officials and the voting system manufacturers on the matter of enforcing this black box proprietary code secrecy with election systems, is nothing less than the commoditization and monetization of American Democracy.
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Translations for election
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- انتخابات, اِنْتِخابArabic
- избор, избиранеBulgarian
- eleccióCatalan, Valencian
- εκλογές, εκλογήGreek
- elektado, elekto, balotadoEsperanto
- valimine, valimisedEstonian
- valinta, vaaliFinnish
- taghadhScottish Gaelic
- 選出, 選任, 選挙Japanese
- 選擧, 선거Korean
- pilihan rayaMalay
- ရွေးကောက်ပွဲ, ရွေးချယ်တင်မြှောက်ပွဲBurmese
- alegere, selecție, desemnareRomanian
- избрание, выборы, выборRussian
- izbor, изборSerbo-Croatian
- මැතිවරණයSinhala, Sinhalese
- saylov, intixobUzbek
- bầu cửVietnamese
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