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Elect meaning

elect - 11 dictionary results

  1. 1. Chosen; taken by preference from among two or more.
  2. 2. Chosen as the object of mercy or divine favor; set apart to eternal life.
  3. 3. Chosen to an office, but not yet actually inducted into it; as, bishop elect; governor or mayor elect.
  4. 4. One chosen or set apart.
  5. 5. Those who are chosen for salvation.
  6. 6. To pick out; to select; to choose.
  7. 7. To select or take for an office; to select by vote; as, to elect a representative, a president, or a governor.
  8. 8. To designate, choose, or select, as an object of mercy or favor.
  9. 9. Chosen; selected for an office, but not yet holding it.
  10. 10. One chosen.
  11. 11. To select; choose by vote.

elect - examples of usage

  1. This only meant that she managed to convey to them that the lines they might elect to whippersnap on were not to be those of sentimental nonsense. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
  2. The dialogue now remained with Estelle and this husband- elect, so that Nina had time to recover; and in the trio that closes the scene she sang her part well enough. - "Prince Fortunatus", William Black.
  3. An angel opens his eyes: the land of eternal peace and of eternal youth is that which Christianity promises to its elect. - "The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries", W. Y. Evans Wentz.
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