1. [ noun ] (politics) a vote to select the winner of a position or political office

"the results of the election will be announced tonight"

Related terms: vote primary reelection general_election by_election runoff majority public_servant contester contestee absentee_ballot plurality poll elect
2. [ noun ] (politics) the act of selecting someone or something; the exercise of deliberate choice

"her election of medicine as a profession"

Related terms: choice co-option cumulative_vote
3. [ noun ] the status or fact of being elected

"they celebrated his election"

Related terms: status
4. [ noun ] (religion,theology,Christianity) the predestination of some individuals as objects of divine mercy (especially as conceived by Calvinists)
Related terms: predestination
Similar spelling:   electioneer