Definition of elect :
1. Chosen as the object of mercy or divine favor; set apart to eternal life.
2. Chosen to an office, but not yet actually inducted into it; as, bishop elect; governor or mayor elect.
3. Chosen; taken by preference from among two or more.
4. One chosen or set apart.
5. Those who are chosen for salvation.
6. To designate, choose, or select, as an object of mercy or favor.
7. To pick out; to select; to choose.
8. To select or take for an office; to select by vote; as, to elect a representative, a president, or a governor.
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choose (part of speech: verb)
- The exposure of this rascal led to a reformation of the administration, which is now in the hands of trustees who elect thirteen brethren provided for by Bishop Henry of Blois. - "England of My Heart--Spring", Edward Hutton.
- 9. Elect of Nine. - "Secret Societies And Subversive Movements", Nesta H. Webster.
- These schools have some strong advocates, it being claimed that every pupil should be introduced to the large branches of knowledge and then allowed to elect the ones in which he finds himself the most interested. - "The Teaching of Geometry", David Eugene Smith.