Definition: Meaning of, election in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / ɪˈlɛkʃ(ə)n /

  • noun
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Singular Plural
election elections
  1. [countable] when people vote to choose someone for an official position
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  2. [singular] the fact of being elected to an official position
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election used in phrases

  • by-election (noun)
    1. especially British English a special election to replace a politician who has left parliament or died [↪  general election]
  • bye-election (noun)
    1. a special election between regular elections
  • election commission (noun)
    1. a commission delegated to supervise an election
  • election day (noun)
    1. the day appointed for an election; in the United States it is the 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in November
  • election district (noun)
    1. one of several districts into which a city or town is divided for voting; each contains one polling place
  • election fraud (noun)
    1. misrepresentation or alteration of the true results of an election
  • general election (noun)
    1. an election in which all the people in a country who can vote elect a government
  • primary election (noun)
    1. an election in the US at which people vote to decide who will be a party's CANDIDATE for a political position in the main election
  • right of election (noun)
    1. law in probate law: the legal right of a surviving spouse to elect to take either what the deceased spouse gave under the will or the share of the estate as set forth by statute
  • writ of election (noun)
    1. law a writ ordering the holding of an election
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