Definitions for ELECTɪˈlɛkt

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  1. chosen, elect(adj)

    an exclusive group of people

    "one of the elect who have power inside the government"

  2. elect, elite(adj)

    selected as the best

    "an elect circle of artists"; "elite colleges"

  3. elect(ip)(verb)

    elected but not yet installed in office

    "the president elect"

  4. elect(verb)

    select by a vote for an office or membership

    "We elected him chairman of the board"

  5. elect(verb)


    "I elected to have my funds deposited automatically"

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  1. elect(Noun)

    In Calvinist theology, those foreordained to Heaven.

  2. elect(Verb)

    To choose or make a decision (to do something)

  3. elect(Verb)

    To choose (a candidate) in an election

  4. elect(Adjective)

    Who has been elected in a specified post, but has not yet entered office.

    He is the President-elect.

  5. Origin: From electus, past participle of eligere, from e- + legere; see legend.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Elect(adj)

    chosen; taken by preference from among two or more

  2. Elect(adj)

    chosen as the object of mercy or divine favor; set apart to eternal life

  3. Elect(adj)

    chosen to an office, but not yet actually inducted into it; as, bishop elect; governor or mayor elect

  4. Elect(noun)

    one chosen or set apart

  5. Elect(noun)

    those who are chosen for salvation

  6. Elect(verb)

    to pick out; to select; to choose

  7. Elect(verb)

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

  8. Elect(verb)

    to designate, choose, or select, as an object of mercy or favor

  9. Origin: [L. electus, p. p. of eligere to elect; e out + legere to choose. See Legend, and cf. Elite, Eclectic.]

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