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Origin of elect

First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English, from Latin ēlēctus “chosen” (past participle of ēligere ), equivalent to ē- “out of, from” + leg- “choose” + -tus past participle suffix; see e-1, elite
3. See choose.
e·lec·tee [ih-lek-tee], /ɪ lɛkˈti/, nounnon·e·lect, nounpre·e·lect, verb (used with object)re·e·lect, verb (used with object)

Definition for elect (2 of 2)

elect.

or elec


abbreviation

electric.
electrical.
electrician.
electricity.
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British Dictionary definitions for elect

elect
/ (ɪˈlɛkt) /

verb

(tr) to choose (someone) to be (a representative or a public official) by votingthey elected him Mayor
to select; chooseto elect to die rather than surrender
(tr) (of God) to select or predestine for the grace of salvation

adjective

(immediately postpositive) voted into office but not yet installedthe president elect
  1. chosen or choice; selected or elite
  2. (as collective noun; preceded by the)the elect
Christianity
  1. selected or predestined by God to receive salvation; chosen
  2. (as collective noun; preceded by the)the elect
electable, adjectiveelectability, noun
C15: from Latin ēligere to select, from legere to choose
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