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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.
1. Chosen deliberately; singled out: an elect group of advisers.
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.
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.]
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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) voted to a role in an election
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elected[ɪˈlɛktɪd] adj [leader, president] → élu(e)
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adj → gewählt
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