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1    the selection by vote of a person or persons from among candidates for a position, esp. a political office  
2    a public vote on an official proposition  
3    the act or an instance of choosing  
4      (Christianity)  
a    the doctrine of Calvin that God chooses certain individuals for salvation without reference to their faith or works  
b    the doctrine of Arminius and others that God chooses for salvation those who, by grace, persevere in faith and works  

by-election   , bye-election  
1    (in the United Kingdom and other countries of the Commonwealth) an election held during the life of a parliament to fill a vacant seat in the lower chamber  
2    (in the U.S.) a special election to fill a vacant elective position with an unexpired term  
general election  
1    an election in which representatives are chosen in all constituencies of a state  
2      (U.S.)   a final election from which successful candidates are sent to a legislative body  
   Compare       primary  
3      (U.S. and Canadian)   (in the U.S.) a national or state election or (in Canada) a federal or provincial election in contrast to a local election  
khaki election  
      n     (Brit)   a general election held during or immediately after a war, esp. one in which the war has an effect on how people vote  
     (C20: first used of the 1900 general election, during which the conduct of the Boer war was an election issue)  
off-year election  
      n   (in the U.S.) an election held in a year when a presidential election does not take place  
primary election  
      n      See       primary       13  
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appointment, choice, choosing, decision, determination, judgment, preference, selection, vote, voting  

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