elec·tion n
1 a: the act or process of electing
b: an instance of the electorate voting for candidates for an elective office
c: the fact of being elected
2: the right, power, or privilege of making a choice: as
a: the right of a spouse to choose a statutorily prescribed amount of a deceased spouse's estate or whatever was devised to him or her under the will
b: the right of a person who has an interest in property that a deceased has disposed of by will either to claim his or her right to the property or to accept what he or she was devised under the will instead
c: the right of a party to a contract that has been breached by the other party to choose to continue or terminate the contract see also election of remedies, equitable election

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I (choice) noun appointment, choice between alternatives, cooptation, decision, deliberate choice, designation, determination, electio, option, pick, preference, selection, suffragia, volition associated concepts: election between inconsistent remedies, election of remedies, election of rights, election under a will, equitable election, estoppel by election foreign phrases:
- Consecratio est period us electionis; electio est praeambula consecration Is. — Consecration is the termination of election, election is the preamble of consecration
- Electio est interna libera et spontanea separatio unius rei ab alia sine compulsione, consistens in animo et voluntate. — Election is an internal, free, and spontaneous separation of one thing from another, without compulsion, consisting of intention and will.
- Electio semel facta, et placttum testatum non patitur regressum. — An election once made, and the intent shown, cannot be recalled.
- Electiones flant rite et llbere sine interruptione allqua. — Elections should be made in due form, and freely, without any interruption.
II (selection by vote) noun appointment by vote, balloting, choosing by vote, plebiscite, poll, referendum, representation, selection for office by vote, vote-casting associated concepts: ballots, caucus, election contest, election district, election law, election petitions, election returns, general election, primary election, referendum, regular election, special election III index adoption (acceptance), alternative (option), choice (alternatives offered), choice (decision), discretion (power of choice), nomination, option (choice), plebiscite, poll (casting of votes), preference (choice), primary, referendum, selection (choice), volition, vote

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

(1) The act of choosing.
(2) The formal event in which public officials are chosen.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

both in England and Scotland the law does not allow a party to approbate and reprobate. A party cannot generally accept a deed and reject it at the same time. To be operative as a choice or election, there must be free choice, the party must have capacity to elect and the deed, usually a will, must be valid.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

n. The process by which an individual is chosen to occupy a public office, or, in some cases, a private one (such as a director serving on a corporate board); in litigation, the making of a choice among remedies, whereby the selection of one may preclude the use of others; in estate law, a choice between inheriting under a will, and pursuing a legal remedy other than as provided in the will.
See also elective share.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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