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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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