having been elected or appointed to a post, position, etc, by onself
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How to use self-elected in a sentence
Such is the elation attendant on what a self-elected lady correspondent of mine from Scotland calls my "exciting career!"George Eliot's Life, Vol. II (of 3) | George Eliot
In fact the government of the city was in the hold of a "close self-elected Corporation."Life in a Medival City | Edwin Benson
But the self-elected monitor was gone; and the unhappy youth again bowed his head, and wept upon the bosom of the dead.Mark Hurdlestone | Susanna Moodie
They are more formally designated “masters of the bench,” are self-elected and unrestricted as to numbers.
The strongest and most daring are self-elected by virtue of individual prowess.