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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Eligible  \El"i*gi*ble\,  a.  [F.  ['e]ligible,  fr  L.  eligere  See 
  {Elect}.] 
  1.  That  may  be  selected;  proper  or  qualified  to  be  chosen; 
  legally  qualified  to  be  elected  and  to  hold  office. 
 
  2.  Worthy  to  be  chosen  or  selected;  suitable;  desirable;  as 
  an  eligible  situation  for  a  house. 
 
  The  more  eligible  of  the  two  evils.  --Burke. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  eligible 
  adj  1:  qualified  for  or  allowed  or  worthy  of  being  chosen; 
  "eligible  to  run  for  office";  "eligible  for  retirement 
  benefits";  "an  eligible  bachelor'  [ant:  {ineligible}] 
  2:  (sports)  prohibited  by  official  rules  "an  eligible  pass 
  receiver" 




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