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Definition of "election" []

  • The act or power of electing. (noun)
  • The fact of being elected. (noun)
  • The right or ability to make a choice. See Synonyms at choice. (noun)
  • Predestined salvation, especially as conceived by Calvinists. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "election" in a sentence
  • "Action Alert: Feinstein 'election reform' bill hearings next week! yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Action Alert: Feinstein \'election reform\' bill hearings next week! '"
  • "The cause alleged for this unmanly, base, cowardly outrage, is some expressions which occurred in an election squib, printed at this office, and extensively circulated through the county, _before the election_."
  • "Lady Glistonbury listened, and tried, and seemed to understand -- bowed to Mr. Vivian and smiled, and said she remembered he was often at Glistonbury during the last election -- that she was happy to hear she should have the pleasure to see Lady Mary Vivian -- that some people disliked _election times_, but for her part she did not, when she was strong."