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Definition of elect
verb [with object]
choose (someone) to hold public office or some other position by voting:the members who were elected to the committee [with object and infinitive]:they elected him leader opt for or choose to do something:freshman year you could elect Industrial Arts [no object]:more people elected to work at home Christian Theology (of God) choose (someone) in preference to others for salvation.
adjective (usually as plural noun the elect)
(of a person) chosen or singled out:one of the century’s elect [postpositivein combination] elected to or chosen for a position but not yet in office:the president-elect Christian Theology chosen by God for salvation.