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See also: -elect
elect (plural elects or elect)
- One chosen or set apart.
- (theology) In Calvinist theology, one foreordained to Heaven. In other Christian theologies, someone chosen by God for salvation.
- 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), London: […] Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981, Isaiah 42:1:
- Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth.
- 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), London: […] Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981, Luke 18:7:
- Shall not God avenge his won elect?
One chosen or set apart
One chosen by God
- (transitive) To choose or make a decision (to do something)
- (transitive) To choose (a candidate) in an election
to choose or make decision
to choose in election
to elect — see choose
elect (not comparable)
- (postpositive) Who has been elected in a specified post, but has not yet entered office.
- He is the President elect.
- 1811, Jane Austen, chapter 16, in Sense and Sensibility:
- She began almost to feel a dislike of Edward; and it ended, as every feeling must end with her, by carrying back her thoughts to Willoughby, whose manners formed a contrast sufficiently striking to those of his brother elect.
- Chosen; taken by preference from among two or more.
who has been elected