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election (n.)

c. 1300, "act of choosing someone to occupy a position, elevation to office" (whether by one person or a body of electors); also "the holding of a vote by a body of electors; the time and place of such a vote," from Anglo-French eleccioun, Old French elecion "choice, election, selection" (12c.), from Latin electionem (nominative electio), noun of action from past-participle stem of eligere "pick out, select," from ex "out" (see ex-) + -ligere, combining form of legere "to choose," from PIE root *leg- (1) "to collect, gather." Theological sense "God's choice of someone" for eternal life is from late 14c. Meaning "act of choosing, choice" is from c. 1400.

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Definitions of election from WordNet

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