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  1. chosen by vote, as for an office (contrasted with appointed): an elected official.

  1. the elected. elect (def. 10).

  2. a politician, officer, or official who has been chosen by vote: Volunteer readers include published authors and local electeds who care deeply about the future of our libraries.

Origin of elected

First recorded in 1550–60; elect + -ed2

Other words from elected

  • self-e·lect·ed, adjective
  • un·e·lect·ed, adjective

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