|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"
|4.||[ noun ] (religion,theology,Christianity) the predestination of some individuals as objects of divine mercy (especially as conceived by Calvinists)|