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ELEC'TION, n. L. electio. The act of choosing choice the act of selecting one or more from others. Hence appropriately,

1. The act of choosing a person to fill an office or employment, by any manifestation of preference, as by ballot, uplifted hands or viva voce as the election of a king, of a president, or a mayor.

Corruption in elections is the great enemy of freedom.

2. Choice voluntary preference free will liberty to act or not. It is at his election to accept or refuse.
3. Power of choosing or selecting.
4. Discernment discrimination distinction.

To use men with much difference and election is good.

5. In theology, divine choice predetermination of God, by which persons are distinguished as objects of mercy, become subjects of grace, are sanctified and prepared for heaven.

There is a remnant according to the election of grace.

Romans 11

6. The public choice of officers.
7. The day of a public choice of officers.
8. Those who are elected.

The election hath obtained it. Romans 11

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