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


Nearby words

  1. eleazar,
  2. elecampane,
  3. elect,
  4. elect.,
  5. electable,
  6. election,
  7. election cake,
  8. election day,
  9. election district,
  10. electioneer

Origin of elected

First recorded in 1550–60; elect + -ed2

Related formsself-e·lect·ed, adjectiveun·e·lect·ed, adjective

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