legally qualified to be elected or appointed to office: eligible for the presidency.
a person or thing that is eligible: Among the eligibles, only a few are running for office.
- el·i·gi·bil·i·ty, el·i·gi·ble·ness, noun
- el·i·gi·bly, adverb
- non·el·i·gi·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for eligible
fit, worthy, or qualified, as for an office or function
desirable and worthy of being chosen, esp as a spouse: an eligible young man
- eligibility, noun
- eligibly, adverb
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