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elected

[ih-lek-tid] /ɪˈlɛk tɪd/
adjective
1.
chosen by vote, as for an office (contrasted with appointed):
an elected official.
noun
2.
elect (def 10).
Origin of elected
1550-1560
First recorded in 1550-60; elect + -ed2
Related forms
self-elected, adjective
unelected, adjective
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