Elect

Elect
Elect E*lect", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Elected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Electing}.] 1. To pick out; to select; to choose. [1913 Webster]

The deputy elected by the Lord. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To select or take for an office; to select by vote; as, to elect a representative, a president, or a governor. [1913 Webster]

3. (Theol.) To designate, choose, or select, as an object of mercy or favor.

Syn: To choose; prefer; select. See {Choose}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Elect — • Denotes in general one chosen or taken by preference from among two or more; as a theological term it is equivalent to chosen as the object of mercy or Divine favour, as set apart for eternal life Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006.… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Elect — E*lect , a. [L. electus, p. p. of eligere to elect; e out + legere to choose. See {Legend}, and cf. {Elite}, {Eclectic}.] 1. Chosen; taken by preference from among two or more. Colors quaint elect. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. (Theol.) Chosen as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • elect — vt 1: to select by vote for an office, position, or membership 2: to make a selection of elect ed her statutory share over the gift under the will vi: to choose an elective share the right of a spouse to elect against the will …   Law dictionary

  • Elect — E*lect , n. 1. One chosen or set apart. [1913 Webster] Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth. Is. xlii. 1. [1913 Webster] 2. pl. (Theol.) Those who are chosen for salvation. [1913 Webster] Shall not God avenge… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -elect — suffix ► used after the title of an official job to refer to someone who has been chosen by vote to do that job, but who has not yet started doing it: »Mr Theroux is chairman elect of the Promotion Marketing Association. → Compare DESIGNATE(Cf.… …   Financial and business terms

  • elect — adj picked, *select, exclusive Analogous words: *choice, exquisite, rare: selected, preferred, chosen, singled out (see CHOOSE): redeemed, saved, delivered (see RESCUE vb) Antonyms: reprobate (in theology) Contrasted words: rejected, repudiated,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Elect — Elect., Abbreviatur auf Recepten: Electuarium …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • ELECT — ELECT., сокращение лат. слова electua rium кашка, употребляемое в рецепте …   Большая медицинская энциклопедия

  • elect — I noun an exclusive group of people one of the elect who have power inside the government • Syn: ↑chosen • Hypernyms: ↑elite, ↑elite group II verb 1. select by a …   Useful english dictionary

  • elect — The conversion of a conditional order into a market order. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * ▪ I. elect elect 2 adjective chairman/​president elect a person who has been elected to a particular job but has not yet started doing it: • the… …   Financial and business terms

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