Origin of elective
Examples from the Web for elective
Not hard to imagine what drives this number – money, the ever swelling lubricant of elective office.
Really, sortition strikes at the tension at the heart of elective representative democracy.Is It Time to Take a Chance on Random Representatives?|Michael Schulson|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the O.R. has actually seen a huge decrease in elective surgeries.
It is not elective, it is not fun, and it certainly is not funny.From Britney to Bynes, Why Do We Love Watching Mentally Ill Celebs?|Molly Oswaks|October 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Often, having the elective time and being able to find an experience where you can get training is not the same.The Medical Community’s Hidden Abortion-Training War|Abigail Golden|February 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On taking his first elective office, the new President addressed a large crowd in the drizzling rain.
Oftentimes he holds no elective office, but may be an appointee of the government or State.The Cleverdale Mystery or, The Machine and its Wheels|W. A. Wilkins
In neither colony were the public offices restricted to Quakers, and every Christian possessed the elective franchise.The Colonies 1492-1750|Reuben Gold Thwaites
To shift the elective power was only to give the monarchy other enemies, not to save it.
That the elective franchise shall not hereafter be denied to any person in this State on account of sex.
British Dictionary definitions for elective
Word Origin and History for elective
early 15c., from Late Latin electivus, from electus, past participle of eligere (see election). In reference to school subjects studied at the student's choice, first recorded 1847. As a noun, from 1701.