Definition for E-LECT'

E-LECT', v.t. [L. electus, from eligo; e or ex and lego, Gr. λεγω, to choose; Fr. elire, from eligere; It. eleggere; Sp. elegir; Port. eleger.]

  1. Properly, to pick out; to select from among two or more, that which is preferred. Hence,
  2. To select or take for an office or employment; to choose from among a number; to select or manifest preference by vote or designation; as, to elect a representative by ballot or viva voce; to elect a president or governor.
  3. In theology, to designate, choose, or select as an object of mercy or favor.
  4. To choose; to prefer; to determine in favor of.

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