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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Elective  \E*lect"ive\,  n. 
  In  an  American  college,  an  optional  study  or  course  of  study. 
  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Elective  \E*lect"ive\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  ['e]lectif.] 
  1.  Exerting  the  power  of  choice;  selecting;  as  an  elective 
  act 
 
  2.  Pertaining  to  or  consisting  in  choice,  or  right  of 
  choosing;  electoral. 
 
  The  independent  use  of  their  elective  franchise. 
  --Bancroft. 
 
  3.  Dependent  on  choice;  bestowed  or  passing  by  election;  as 
  an  elective  study;  an  elective  office. 
 
  Kings  of  Rome  were  at  first  elective;  .  .  .  for  such 
  are  the  conditions  of  an  elective  kingdom.  --Dryden. 
 
  {Elective  affinity}  or  {attraction}  (Chem.),  a  tendency  to 
  unite  with  certain  things  chemism. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  elective 
  adj  1:  subject  to  popular  election;  "elective  official"  [syn:  {elected}] 
  [ant:  {appointive}] 
  2:  not  compulsory;  "elective  surgery";  "an  elective  course  of 
  study" 




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