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suitable; worthy of being chosen
eligible (plural eligibles)
- One who is eligible.
2007 October 3, Diane Ravitch, “Get Congress Out of the Classroom”, New York Times:
- Federal agencies report that only about 1 percent of eligible students take advantage of switching schools and fewer than 20 percent of eligibles receive extra tutoring.
one who is eligible
eligible m, f (plural eligibles)