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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Elect  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Elect  \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  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  elect 
  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" 




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