• IPA: /ɪˈlɛkt/, /iːˈlɛkt/

elect (plural elects)

  1. One chosen or set apart.
  2. (theology) In Calvinist theology, one foreordained to Heaven. In other Christian theologies, someone chosen by God for salvation.
    • Bible, Isaiah xlii. 1
      Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth.
    • Bible, Luke xviii. 7
      Shall not God avenge his won elect?
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elect (elects, present participle electing; past and past participle elected)

  1. (transitive) To choose or make a decision (to do something)
  2. (transitive) To choose (a candidate) in an election
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elect (not comparable)

  1. (postpositive) Who has been elected in a specified post, but has not yet entered office.
    He is the President elect.
  2. Chosen; taken by preference from among two or more.
    • colours quaint elect
    • Bible, 1 Timothy v. 21
      the elect angels

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