Really, sortition strikes at the tension at the heart of elective representative democracy.
Not hard to imagine what drives this number – money, the ever swelling lubricant of elective office.
Often, having the elective time and being able to find an experience where you can get training is not the same.
But the O.R. has actually seen a huge decrease in elective surgeries.
Hidden inside some of the health-care reform plans is a penalty for plastic surgery and other elective cosmetic procedures.
On the same ground might the authority of all elective political and other posts be questioned.
Our fourth Edward, like John, affected an elective right to the crown.
In regard to the advantages and disadvantages of the elective System.
Since when has the position of teacher been an elective office?
Thousands of important public offices are not filled by the elective voice of the people.
early 15c., from Late Latin electivus, from electus, past participle of eligere (see election). In reference to school subjects studied at the student's choice, first recorded 1847. As a noun, from 1701.