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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 elect /ɪˈlɛkt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 E·lect a.
 1. Chosen; taken by preference from among two or more. “Colors quaint elect.”
 2. Theol. Chosen as the object of mercy or divine favor; set apart to eternal life. “The elect angels.”
 3. Chosen to an office, but not yet actually inducted into it; as, bishop elect; governor or mayor elect.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: selected as the best; "an elect circle of artists"; "elite
             colleges" [syn: elite]
      2: elected but not yet installed in office; "the president
         elect" [syn: elect(ip)]
      n : an exclusive group of people; "one of the elect who have
          power inside the government" [syn: chosen]
      v 1: select by a vote for an office or membership; "We elected
           him chairman of the board"
      2: choose; "I elected to have my funds deposited automatically"