- 1A formal and organized process of electing or being elected, especially of members of a political body: the 1860 presidential election [as modifier]: an election year the first of his family to run for electionMore example sentences
- The far left has failed to fully build on its vote in the presidential elections.
- All of which brings us back again to the big issue of why so few people vote in local elections.
- What you vote for in elections is not more freedom and more democracy but more politicians.
- 1.1The act or an instance of electing: his election to the House of RepresentativesMore example sentences
- That same year he gained election to a fellowship at St John's College, Cambridge.
- Among the honours which Mansion received was election to the Royal Academy of Belgium.
- Among his many foreign honours was election to the Académie des Sciences of Paris.
Middle English: via Old French from Latin electio(n-), from eligere 'pick out' (see elect).