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Synonyms for election

the act of choosing

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the act of selecting someone or something

the status or fact of being elected

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the predestination of some individuals as objects of divine mercy (especially as conceived by Calvinists)

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In order to decide on the propriety of this article, two questions must be considered: first, whether biennial elections will, in this case, be safe; secondly, whether they be necessary or useful.
Frequent elections are unquestionably the only policy by which this dependence and sympathy can be effectually secured.
It will not be alleged, that an election law could have been framed and inserted in the Constitution, which would have been always applicable to every probable change in the situation of the country; and it will therefore not be denied, that a discretionary power over elections ought to exist somewhere.
But with regard to the federal House of Representatives, there is intended to be a general election of members once in two years.
An election is a very serious thing; at least it ought to be, and every man ought to vote according to his conscience, and let his neighbor do the same.
Now and then, the election was very close, and that was the time the poor man came in.
It gave them pleasure to believe this, for Scully stood as the people's man, and boasted of it boldly when election day came.
As for the election, you and I may be thankful we don't live over harbor.
On the morning after the election Captain Jim dropped in at the little house to tell the news.
Will not my aid be requisite to put you in heart and strength to preach your Election Sermon?
Verily, dear sir, we must take pains to make you strong and vigorous for this occasion of the Election discourse.
They still insisted that victory could be gained through the elections.
Such are the reasons which have led me to think that the principle of popular election is a most fatal one for modern governments.
If you look at society as a whole from this point of view, you will soon see, as I do, that the privilege of election ought only to be exercised by men who possess wealth, power, or intelligence, and you will likewise see that the action of the deputies they may choose to represent them should be considerably restricted.
These elections were attracting public attention from several circumstances connected with them, and also from the people taking part in them.