elected

[ ih-lek-tid ]
/ ɪˈlɛk tɪd /

adjective

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

noun

the elected, elect (def. 10).
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.

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Origin of elected

First recorded in 1550–60; elect + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM elected

self-e·lect·ed, adjectiveun·e·lect·ed, adjective
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