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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Election \E*lec"tion\, n. [F. ['e]lection, L. electio, fr. eligere to choose out. See Elect, a.] 1. The act of choosing; choice; selection. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Corruption in elections is the great enemy of freedom. --J. Adams. [1913 Webster] 3. Power of choosing; free will; liberty to choose or act. "By his own election led to ill." --Daniel. [1913 Webster] 4. Discriminating choice; discernment. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] To use men with much difference and election is good. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 5. (Theol.) Divine choice; predestination of individuals as objects of mercy and salvation; -- one of the "five points" of Calvinism. [1913 Webster] There is a remnant according to the election of grace. --Rom. xi. 5. [1913 Webster] 6. (Law) The choice, made by a party, of two alternatives, by taking one of which, the chooser is excluded from the other. [1913 Webster] 7. Those who are elected. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The election hath obtained it. --Rom. xi. 7. [1913 Webster] To contest an election. See under Contest. To make one's election, to choose. [1913 Webster] He has made his election to walk, in the main, in the old paths. --Fitzed. Hall. [1913 Webster]