right of election

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n right of election in probate law: the legal right of a surviving spouse to elect to take either what the deceased spouse gave under the will or the share of the estate as set forth by statute
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Usage

In literature:

The extreme Southern States considered their rights menaced by the issue of the presidential election.
"The Creed of the Old South 1865-1915" by Basil L. Gildersleeve
The right to vote in Canadian elections for the Dominion House of Commons was given to a limited number of women for the first time in 1917.
"The Canadian Girl at Work" by Marjory MacMurchy
We'd planned the biggest party of the year right after the election in celebration, and had invited them already.
"At Good Old Siwash" by George Fitch
In Little Russia the people already had the right of electing their local officials.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 8 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
The right of the council to elect Hill was afterwards disputed, but one word must be said in regard to this.
"Captain Richard Ingle" by Edward Ingle
The parliamentary courts, meanwhile, assumed a determined attitude in defence of the right of election guaranteed by the Pragmatic Sanction.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 07" by Various
If he accept his cards and elect to play, he must make his stake at least equal to that of the player on his right.
"Round Games with Cards" by W. H. Peel
It was a reversion to the old right of election, and to the precedent set in the deposition of Edward II.
"A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3)" by Samuel Rawson Gardiner
They assume, on the election of a particular candidate, that their rights are not safe in the Union.
"Key-Notes of American Liberty" by Various
The first president of the Equal Rights Association, Miss Laura Clay of Lexington, elected in 1888, served until November, 1912.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
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In news:

The big demographic story out of the 2012 presidential election may have been President Obama's domination of the Hispanic vote, and rightfully so.
ORANGE — Newly elected County Court at Law Judge Mandy White Rogers, at right, visits with Judge Courtney Arkeen following Rogers reciting of her oath of office on Friday afternoon.
All kinds of bad news crops up, right after the election.
The "right to work" effort illustrates the power of Republicans to use state legislative majorities won in 2010 to pursue their policy preferences, even after losing a bitter presidential election.
The right is disturbed by the outcome of the election.
Hundreds of voters have called a hotline to report voter issues at the Scott Walker recall vote in Wisconsin today, according to Election Protection, a D.C.-based voters' rights group.
With the election right around the corner, President Obama and his beautiful First Lady Michelle are front and center on the cover of Ebony Magazine.
David Le/Staff photo Agnes Ricko, far right, co-chairwoman of the Lynn Democratic City Committee, watches poll results come in at John Tierney's election headquarters at the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem on Tuesday evening.
In the aftermath of the election, any number of lessons will be drawn and, rightfully, debated.
Voters in Wichita and the rest of Sedgwick County have a right to be upset with the handling of Tuesday's general election.
If pollster Matt Barreto is right, then Latino voters in Washington were one of the key factors in Gov.-elect Jay Inslee's win over Republican candidate Rob McKenna.
Regardless of how you feel about the election, funny is funny, and 'Key & Peele' is one of the funniest sketch shows on television right now.
Since winning his first House election in 2004 and going to Washington, Mack has been a reliable ally of the right-wing movement most of the time, except when his libertarian instincts trumped his conservative viewpoint.
"With the choice of far-right Alex Mooney 's election to the Maryland GOP chairmanship, we believe the Republican Party in the state is headed in the wrong direction -- one that will extinguish its chances in future elections.".
Assistant US Attorney William Houser will oversee the handling of complaints of election fraud and voting rights abuses in Northeast Pennsylvania for the Nov 6 election.
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In science:

Right panel: Performance given access to sub-samples of the data in the public election dataset, x-axis: size of sub-samples, y-axis: Kendall Correlation with the order obtained from the full data-set.
Random Utility Theory for Social Choice
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