1. The act of choosing; choice; selection.
2. The act of choosing a person to fill an office, or to membership in a society, as by ballot, uplifted hands, or viva voce; as, the election of a president or a mayor. Corruption in elections is the great enemy of freedom. (j. Adams)
6. The choice, made by a party, of two alternatives, by taking one of which, the chooser is excluded from the other.
7. Those who are elected. The election hath obtained it. (Rom. Xi. 7) to contest an election. See Contest. To make one's election, to choose. He has made his election to walk, in the main, in the old paths. (Fitzed. Hall)