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Webster's Dictionary

Election

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(1):

(a.) The act of choosing; choice; selection.

(2):

(a.) Divine choice; predestination of individuals as objects of mercy and salvation; - one of the "five points" of Calvinism.

(3):

(a.) The choice, made by a party, of two alternatives, by taking one of which, the chooser is excluded from the other.

(4):

(a.) Discriminating choice; discernment.

(5):

(a.) Power of choosing; free will; liberty to choose or act.

(6):

(a.) Those who are elected.

(7):

(a.) 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.


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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Election'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/web/e/election.html. 1828.

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Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
the Week of Proper 28 / Ordinary 33
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