She began almost to feel a dislike of Edward; and it ended, as every feeling must end with her, by carrying back her thoughts to Willoughby, whose manners formed a contrast sufficiently striking to those of his brother elect.
choose; "I elected to have my funds deposited automatically" select by a vote for an office or membership; "We elected him chairman of the board" selected as the best; "an elect circle of artists"; "elite colleges
select by a vote for an office or membership; "We elected him chairman of the board"
The name given to catechumens who celebrate the Rite of Election on the first Sunday of Lent signifying their being chosen for the initiation sacraments
When people elect someone, they choose that person to represent them, by voting for them. The people of the Philippines have voted to elect a new president Manchester College elected him Principal in 1956 The country is about to take a radical departure by electing a woman as its new president. + elected elect·ed the country's democratically elected president
Elect is added after words such as `president' or `governor' to indicate that a person has been elected to the post but has not officially started to carry out the duties involved. the date when the president-elect takes office. president-elect/governor-elect/prime minister-elect etc the person who has been elected as president etc, but who has not yet officially started their job
If you elect to do something, you choose to do it. Those electing to smoke will be seated at the rear
Chosen to an office, but not yet actually inducted into it; as, bishop elect; governor or mayor elect
an exclusive group of people; "one of the elect who have power inside the government"
An -elect is a political candidate who has been elected to an office but who has not yet been sworn in or officially taken office. These may include an incoming president, senator, representative, governor and mayor
The action of making a choice at law eg: choosing to have a criminal matter dealt with in the Magistrates Court or the District Court, choosing to make a claim under WorkCover scheme or at common law, choosing governments through voting •Government`s Rights
A term used theologically in Judaism to indicate God's choice of Israel to receive the covenant-a choice not based on the superiority or previous accomplishments of the people, but on God's graciousness (see covenant); in Christianity, the concept of election was applied to the "new Israel" of Jesus' followers in the last times
A process of choosing a new leader for a country where all eligible people cast a ballot to choose a leader or decide an issue. The majority rules and the new leader is the one who has the most votes. There are variants, such as the electoral college system of the United States, but the popular vote usually decides the victor
the choosing of a person or a government by voting elector a person who votes or who is eligible to vote electoral roll a list of the names of all the people who are entitled to vote electorate 1 an area represented by a member of parliament; a constituency
An election is a process in which people vote to choose a person or group of people to hold an official position. the first fully free elections for more than fifty years The final election results will be announced on Friday Many residents say they have little or no idea who's standing for election
The election of a particular person or group of people is their success in winning an election. the election of the Labour government in 1964. his election as president The Democrat candidate is the favorite to win election. Formal process by which voters make their political choices on public issues or candidates for public office. The use of elections in the modern era dates to the emergence of representative government in Europe and North America since the 17th century. Regular elections serve to hold leaders accountable for their performance and permit an exchange of influence between the governors and the governed. The availability of alternatives is a necessary condition. Votes may be secret or public. See also electoral system, party system, plebiscite, primary election, referendum and initiative
the act of selecting someone or something; the exercise of deliberate choice; "her election of medicine as a profession" a vote to select the winner of a position or political office; "the results of the election will be announced tonight" the predestination of some individuals as objects of divine mercy (especially as conceived by Calvinists) the status or fact of being elected; "they celebrated his election
The president-elect is the person who has been elected as the president of an organization or country, but who has not yet taken office. one of the president-elect's best proposals during the campaign. someone who has been elected as a new president, but who has not yet started the job
re-elect re-elects re-electing re-elected in AM, also use reelect When someone such as a politician or an official who has been elected is re-elected, they win another election and are therefore able to continue in their position as, for example, president, or an official in an organization. The president will pursue lower taxes if he is re-elected Ramon Mendoza was re-elected president of Real for a third successive four-year term He was overwhelmingly re-elected as party leader. + re-election re-election I would like to see him stand for re-election. to elect someone again
[ i-lekt ] (adjective.) 15th century. Latin electus, past participle of eligere (“to pick out, choose, elect”) e- (“out”) + legere (“to pick out, pick, gather, collect, etc.”); see legend. Cognate to eclectic, which is via Ancient Greek rather than Latin, hence prefix ἐκ (ek), rather than e- (from ex).
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