Hypertext Webster Gateway: "elected"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Elect \E*lect"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Elected}; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To pick out; to select; to choose.

The deputy elected by the Lord. --Shak.

2. To select or take for an office; to select by vote; as, to
elect a representative, a president, or a governor.

3. (Theol.) To designate, choose, or select, as an object of
mercy or favor.

Syn: To choose; prefer; select. See {Choose}.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj : subject to popular election; "elective official" [syn: {elective}]
[ant: {appointive}]

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