Definitions for: Elect


[n] an exclusive group of people; "one of the elect who have power inside the government"
[adj] selected as the best; "an elect circle of artists"; "elite colleges"
[v] choose; "I elected to have my funds deposited automatically"
[v] select by a vote for an office or membership; "We elected him chairman of the board"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

2. (Theol.) Chosen as the object of mercy or divine favor;
set apart to eternal life. ``The elect angels.'' --1 Tim.
v. 21.

3. Chosen to an office, but not yet actually inducted into
it; as, bishop elect; governor or mayor elect.


E*lect", n.
1. One chosen or set apart.

Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in
whom my soul delighteth. --Is. xlii. 1.

2. pl. (Theol.) Those who are chosen for salvation.

Shall not God avenge his won elect? --Luke xviii.
7.


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

The deputy elected by the Lord. --Shak.

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

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

Syn: To choose; prefer; select. See Choose.

Synonyms: chosen, elite, selected

See Also: choose, choose, co-opt, elite, pick out, pick out, reelect, return, select, select, take, take

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