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Definitions for elect
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an exclusive group of people
"one of the elect who have power inside the government"
selected as the best
"an elect circle of artists"; "elite colleges"
elected but not yet installed in office
"the president elect"
select by a vote for an office or membership
"We elected him chairman of the board"
"I elected to have my funds deposited automatically"
In Calvinist theology, those foreordained to Heaven.
To choose or make a decision (to do something)
To choose (a candidate) in an election
Who has been elected in a specified post, but has not yet entered office.
He is the President-elect.
Etymology: From electus, past participle of eligere, from e- + legere; see legend.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from the verb.
You have here, lady,
And of your choice, these reverend fathers,
Of singular integrity and learning;
Yea, the elect of the land, who are assembl’d
To plead your cause. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.
The bishop elect takes the oaths of supremacy, canonical obedience, and against simony; and then the dean of the arches reads and subscribes the sentences. John Ayliffe, Parergon.
A vitious liver, believing that Christ died for none but the elect, shall have attempts made upon him to reform and amend his life. Henry Hammond.
Etymology: electus, Latin.
Henry his son is chosen king, though young;
And Lewis of France, elected first, beguil’d. Samuel Daniel, C. War.
This prince, in gratitude to the people, by whose consent he was chosen, elected a hundred senators out of the commoners. Jonathan Swift, on the Dissensions in Athens and Rome.
Some I have chosen of peculiar grace,
Elect above the rest: so is my will. John Milton, Paradise Lost.
The Excellent Long-Established University Consortium of Taiwan (ELECT or U12 Consortium, Chinese: 優久聯盟; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Iu-kú Liân-bêng), formerly named as U9 Consortium, a university alliance in Taiwan. Its members are nine private universities located in New Taipei City and Taipei City and extended with three universities in Central Taiwan, with 12 universities in total, by cooperation including offering joint academic courses. Students of Member Universities can cross-register up to two classes per academic session.The member schools are equipped with specific strength and academic specialization networking, and viewed as some of historical partner universities or runner-up universities in lieu of comparing academic specialization to top universities in Taiwan, and evaluated among the best private universities in Taiwan.
chosen; taken by preference from among two or more
chosen as the object of mercy or divine favor; set apart to eternal life
chosen to an office, but not yet actually inducted into it; as, bishop elect; governor or mayor elect
one chosen or set apart
those who are chosen for salvation
to pick out; to select; to choose
to select or take for an office; to select by vote; as, to elect a representative, a president, or a governor
to designate, choose, or select, as an object of mercy or favor
Etymology: [L. electus, p. p. of eligere to elect; e out + legere to choose. See Legend, and cf. Elite, Eclectic.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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, Electō′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, legĕre, to choose.]
To choose by a vote.
They did elect the local candidate that best reflects their collective choice.
Submitted by MaryC on February 9, 2020
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'elect' in Verbs Frequency: #396
The numerical value of elect in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of elect in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of elect in a Sentence
A fundamental, defining feature of a democratic republic is the right of the people to elect their own leaders, the effort by Senators Hawley, Cruz, and others to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in swing states like Pennsylvania directly undermines this right.
If we just elect another speaker who is going to decide not to tackle hard issues for the sake of politics, we'll probably lose the White House next year.
Which, of course, is not always the thing you want to hear from some of these older folks when you're trying to put together a multi-generational coalition to elect Democrats.
We don’t view President-Elect Trump’s statement as a negative, but think it will probably generate a healthy discussion in front of our state legislature come January.
The only difference is that there is, of course, no need to elect a new pontiff in this case.
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- избирам, решавам, спирам се на, избранBulgarian
- wählen, gewählt, entscheidenGerman
- tuleva, valita, vastavalittu, päättääFinnish
- décider, élire, élu, choisirFrench
- taghScottish Gaelic
- teih, reihManx
- 選ぶ, 選挙Japanese
- valtNorwegian Nynorsk
- wybierać, postanowićPolish
- eleger, eleitoPortuguese
- hotărî, alegeRomanian
- избрать, избирать, выбрать, выбирать, избранныйRussian
- vald, väljaSwedish
- tân cửVietnamese
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