Elected
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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