Definition of elective:
elect, correspondence course, elective course, clinical, combination, by-election, course, voluntary, electioneering, direct elections, nonappointive, facultative, bloodless, aseptic, chad, elected, voting, election, disenfranchise, electoral, clear, optional, advance poll, broad-spectrum, day school, antibacterial, beauty contest, apprenticeship, campaign, doctoral, class, concentration, ed., articles, bionic, constituent, antenatal, choice, crash course, antimalarial.
What would be said in this country, were Mr. Thompson to propose that the elective franchise should be made universal, and that the age at which it might be exercised should be fixed at fifteen years?
- "What the Schools Teach and Might Teach", John Franklin Bobbitt.
As a matter of fact a very few years later than the utterance of these gloomy words, Canada and the other provinces of British North America entered into a confederation " with a constitution similar in principle to that of the United Kingdom"- to quote words in the preamble of the Act of Union- and with a parliament of which the House of Commons is alone elective.- "Lord Elgin", John George Bourinot.