1A formal and organized choice by vote of a person for a political office or other position.‘the 1860 presidential election’
ballot, vote, poll, referendum, plebiscite, general election, local election, popular vote, straw poll, straw vote, show of handsvoting, voting in, choosing, picking, selection, choice, appointmentView synonyms
- ‘an election year’
- 1.1mass noun The action of electing or the fact of being elected.‘his election to the House of Representatives’
- ‘she ran for election in 2013’
Middle English via Old French from Latin electio(n-), from eligere ‘pick out’ (see elect).
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