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e·lect

 (ĭ-lĕkt′)
tr.v. e·lect·ed, e·lect·ing, e·lects
1. To select by vote for an office or for membership: elected her club president.
2. To pick out; select: elect an art course.
3. To decide, especially by preference: elected to take the summer off.
4. To select by divine will for salvation. Used of God.
adj.
1. Chosen deliberately; singled out: an elect group of advisers.
2.
a. Elected but not yet installed. Often used in combination: the governor-elect.
b. Chosen for marriage. Often used in combination: the bride-elect.
3. Selected by divine will for salvation.
n.
1. One that is chosen or selected.
2. One selected by divine will for salvation.
3. (used with a pl. verb) An exclusive group of people. Used with the: one of the elect who have power inside the government.

[Middle English electen, from Latin ēligere, ēlēct-, to select : ē-, ex-, ex- + legere, to choose; see leg- in Indo-European roots.]

elected

(ɪˈlɛktɪd)
adj
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) voted to a role in an election
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.elected - subject to popular election; "elective official"
Translations

elected

[ɪˈlektɪd] ADJelegido
elected governmentgobierno m elegido

elected

[ɪˈlɛktɪd] adj [leader, president] → élu(e)

elected

adjgewählt
References in classic literature ?
Had there been one sufficiently curious to have watched the movements of the newly elected chief, he would have seen him seated in a corner of his lodge, musing on the subject of his future plans, from the hour of his retirement to the time he had appointed for the warriors to assemble again.
He was the elected Xerxes of vast herds of wild horses, whose pastures in those days were only fenced by the Rocky Mountains and the Alleghanies.
The officials who ruled it, and got all the graft, had to be elected first; and so there were two rival sets of grafters, known as political parties, and the one got the office which bought the most votes.
and she wanted to be bugler, but they elected her Lieutenant-General and Bugler.
I was told that the last beer king elected by the corps--or by his own capabilities--emptied his mug seventy-five times.
They agreed to get to- gether and fix a day as soon as they could, and then we elected Tom Sawyer first captain and Jo Harper second captain of the Gang, and so started home.
How are you going to have a republic at all, where the head of the government is absolute, holds his place forever, and has no parliament, no council to meddle or make in his affairs, nobody voted for, nobody elected, nobody in the whole universe with a voice in the government, nobody asked to take a hand in its matters, and nobody ALLOWED to do it?
She was unanimously elected assistant editor of the Wareham School Pilot, being the first girl to assume that enviable, though somewhat arduous and thankless position, and when her maiden number went to the Cobbs, uncle Jerry and aunt Sarah could hardly eat or sleep for pride.
Know, that in the course of your future life you will often find yourself elected the involuntary confidant of your acquaintances' secrets: people will instinctively find out, as I have done, that it is not your forte to tell of yourself, but to listen while others talk of themselves; they will feel, too, that you listen with no malevolent scorn of their indiscretion, but with a kind of innate sympathy; not the less comforting and encouraging because it is very unobtrusive in its manifestations.
The elected Queen of Love and Beauty was then to crown the knight whom the Prince should adjudge to have borne himself best in this second day, with a coronet composed of thin gold plate, cut into the shape of a laurel crown.
Those who nominated and elected me did so with full knowledge that I had made this and many similar declarations, and had never recanted them.
In either case, the EXECUTION of the business, which alone requires the knowledge of local details, must be devolved upon discreet persons in the character of commissioners or assessors, elected by the people or appointed by the government for the purpose.