electable

[ih-lek-tuh-buh l]

Origin of electable

First recorded in 1875–80; elect + -able
Related formse·lect·a·bil·i·ty, nounre·e·lec·ta·bil·i·ty, nounre·e·lec·ta·ble, adjectiveun·e·lect·a·ble, adjective
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Word Origin and History for electability

electable

adj.

1758; see elect (v.) + -able. Related: Electability.

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