- capable of, or having a reasonable chance of, being elected, as to public office.
Origin of electable
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Examples from the Web for electable
Is he electable in the general [election], and how does he meet the commander in chief threshold?Did the RNC Just Set the Table for Rand Paul?
May 14, 2014
Historically, “establishment” in this context also basically means “most formidable” and “most electable.”The Numbers Don’t Lie: Jeb Bush Can’t Beat Hillary Clinton
May 5, 2014
Not long ago, I observed on television that he is likely to be most electable Republican.Why the GOP Needs a Return to the Bush Leagues
April 21, 2014
In which case, the Republican Party will have lost its most electable candidate for the 2016 cycle.Goodbye Chris Christie, and Hello Scott Walker
January 31, 2014
Seniors side with the candidate they consider most electable.Super Tuesday: Mitt Romney’s Senior Citizen Surge
March 7, 2012
Word Origin and History for electable
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