- chosen by vote, as for an office (contrasted with appointed): an elected official.
Origin of elected
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Examples from the Web for unelected
The most notorious enforcers of honor codes are unelected “village councils,” referred to as khap panchayats in Hindi.How India’s Honor Culture Perpetuates Mass Rape
July 14, 2014
It also wants an unelected royal commission be appointed to oversee and implement such measures.Thailand: Into the Void
March 21, 2014
Yes, Iran is a brutal dictatorship dominated by unelected clerics.No, More Sanctions Won’t Help With Iran
December 2, 2013
Today she sits alongside them in Parliament: one quarter of the seats are occupied by unelected soldiers.Why Does Aung San Suu Kyi Not Speak Up?
July 1, 2013
The decision by unelected officials to not extend the exemption has drawn bipartisan criticism.It's Your Phone, Why Can't You Unlock It?
February 20, 2013
For the seats to be filled in this way all candidates as yet unelected enter into competition.
If any unelected candidate now stands first on an absolute majority of all these papers he is elected.