Origin of elective
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Her sweet slenderness barred the way about as electively as a mother quail does the road to her young.A Texas Ranger
William MacLeod Raine
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.