In context of Law, the word participates in the legal maxim “cijus est division, alterius est electio”. It is used in the Inheritance Law, where states that in situations where one heir divides the pot of assets, then the other heir has the right to choose first what to get. This legal principle ensures that both parties will act in a fair way to divide the assets between them.
The word also participates in the legal phrase “election est creditoris, debitoris”. It applies in the Litigation procedures, where provides that the creditor or the debtor has the election (i.e. the right to choose).