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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 : subject to popular election; "elective official" [syn: elective]
            [ant: appointive]