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ēlectĭo , ōnis, f. id.,
I.a choice, selection, * Cic. Or. 20, 68; Quint. 1, 12, 4; Prooem. § 2; 3, 4, 8; Vell. 2, 72 fin.; Tac. A. 6, 22; id. Or. 23 al.: “vitiatarum electiones,” i. e. the option given to a violated maiden, whether her ravisher shall be put to death or shall marry her, Tac. Or. 35.—Esp. of the election of believers to the divine favor (eccl. Lat.), Vulg. Rom. 9, 11; id. 1 Thess. 1, 4.
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