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Definitions of elect

  1. an exclusive group of people; "one of the elect who have power inside the government" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. select by a vote for an office or membership; "We elected him chairman of the board" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. selected as the best; "an elect circle of artists"; "elite colleges" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. choose; "I elected to have my funds deposited automatically" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. elected but not yet installed in office; "the president elect" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. Chosen; taken by preference from among two or more. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Chosen as the object of mercy or divine favor; set apart to eternal life. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Chosen to an office, but not yet actually inducted into it; as, bishop elect; governor or mayor elect. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. One chosen or set apart. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Those who are chosen for salvation. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To pick out; to select; to choose. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To select or take for an office; to select by vote; as, to elect a representative, a president, or a governor. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To designate, choose, or select, as an object of mercy or favor. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To choose for any office or use; choose by ballot; select from a number. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. Chosen for office but not yet in charge; as, the president elect; taken in preference. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. Those chosen to eternal life by divine sovereignty. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. To choose out: to select for any office or purpose: to select by vote. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. Chosen: taken by preference from among others: chosen for an office but not yet in it. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. Chosen; selected for an office, but not yet holding it. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. One chosen. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  21. To select; choose by vote. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. To choose by vote; select; appoint to salvation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. Elected, as to office. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. Chosen of God for salvation; of saintly character. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. A person or persons elected, favored, or preferred. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. Chosen; taken by preference from among two or more; chosen for an office, but not installed; chosen to salvation. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. One chosen or set apart; one chosen to salvation. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. To pick out; to select for an office or employment; to select by vote; to choose; to designate, choose, or select as an object of mercy or favour. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  29. To choose or select for an office; to pick out or select for a use or purpose; to select from two or more that which is preferred-as, I elect to go to this or that place; to choose as an object of mercy or favour. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  30. Chosen; chosen but not invested with office. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  31. Those chosen or selected to eternal life. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  32. e-lekt', v.t. to choose out: to select for any office or purpose: to select by vote.--adj. chosen: taken by preference from among others: chosen for an office but not yet in it (almost always after the noun, as 'consul elect').--n. one chosen or set apart.--n. ELEC'TION, the act of electing or choosing: the public choice of a person for office, usually by the votes of a constituent body: freewill: (theol.) the exercise of God's sovereign will in the predetermination of certain persons to salvation: (B.) those who are elected.--v.i. ELECTIONEER', to labour to secure the election of a candidate.--n. ELECTIONEER'ER.--n. and adj. ELECTIONEER'ING, the soliciting of votes and other business of an election.--adj. ELECT'IVE, pertaining to, dependent on, or exerting the power of choice.--adv. ELECT'IVELY.--ns. ELECTIV'ITY; ELECT'OR, one who elects: one who has a vote at an election: the title formerly belonging to those princes and archbishops of the German Empire who had the right to elect the Emperor:--fem. ELECT'RESS, ELECT'ORESS.--adjs. ELECT'ORAL, ELECT[=O]'RIAL, pertaining to elections or to electors: consisting of electors.--ns. ELECT'ORATE, the dignity or the territory of an elector: the body of electors; ELECT'ORSHIP.--THE ELECT (theol.), those chosen by God for salvation. [L. e, out, leg[)e]re, to choose.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  33. Chosen; select, choice; (Theol.) chosen by God, as the e.; chosen to office &c., as bride e. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  34. Choose (thing, to do); choose (person) by vote, as e. a magistrate, e. him to the magistracy, e. him (to be) magistrate; (Theol., of God) choose (persons) in preference to others for salvation. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  35. n. One chosen or set apart:—pl. Those who are chosen or separated with office. Cabinet Dictionary
  36. Chosen, taken by preference from among others; chosen to an office, not yet in possession; chosen as an object of eternal mercy. Complete Dictionary

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