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.
Rom.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. Rom.11.