Pronunciation: (i-lek'shun), [key]
1. the selection of a person or persons for office by vote.
2. a public vote upon a proposition submitted.
3. the act of electing.
4. Theol.the choice by God of individuals, as for a particular work or for favor or salvation.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.