Part of speech: noun

The act of electing; a vote; choice.

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Usage examples "election":

  1. The great problem of election is how to ascertain the real will of those entitled to express an opinion or have a choice. - "Studies in Civics", James T. McCleary.
  2. The defeated party wanted to protest against a scandalous intrigue about the election, carried on by a man whose name I suppress; and Mathieu’ s sudden departure was in order to avoid being mixed up with the conflict, and from disgust at the whole affair. - "Letters From Rome on the Council", Johann Joseph Ignaz von Döllinger.
  3. But there's an election next fall; maybe the turning down will be turned around. - "Lifted Masks Stories", Susan Glaspell.