E*rec"tion (?), n. [L. erectio: cf. F. 'erection.]


The act of erecting, or raising upright; the act of constructing, as a building or a wall, or of fitting together the parts of, as a machine; the act of founding or establishing, as a commonwealth or an office; also, the act of rousing to excitement or courage.


The state of being erected, lifted up, built, established, or founded; exaltation of feelings or purposes.

Her peerless height my mind to high erection draws up. Sidney


State of being stretched to stiffness; tension.


Anything erected; a building of any kind.

5. Physiol.

The state of a part which, from having been soft, has become hard and swollen by the accumulation of blood in the erectile tissue.

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