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Definition of elect adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    elect

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ɪˈlekt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈlekt//
     
     
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  1. 1used after nouns to show that somebody has been chosen for a job, but is not yet doing that job the president elect
  2. 2the elect noun [plural] (religion) people who have been chosen to be saved from punishment after death
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin elect- ‘picked out’, from the verb eligere, from e- (variant of ex-) ‘out’ + legere ‘to pick’.
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