Definitions for: Eligible

[adj] qualified for or allowed or worthy of being chosen; "eligible to run for office"; "eligible for retirement benefits"; "an eligible bachelor"
[adj] (sports) prohibited by official rules; "an eligible pass receiver"

Webster (1913) Definition: El"i*gi*ble, a. [F. ['e]ligible, fr. L. eligere. See
1. That may be selected; proper or qualified to be chosen;
legally qualified to be elected and to hold office.

2. Worthy to be chosen or selected; suitable; desirable; as,
an eligible situation for a house.

The more eligible of the two evils. --Burke.

Synonyms: bailable, desirable, entitled, in line, legal, pensionable, suitable, worthy

Antonyms: ineligible

See Also: qualified

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