Definition for EL'I-GI-BLE

EL'I-GI-BLE, a. [Fr. from L. eligo, to choose or select; e and lego.]

  1. Fit to be chosen; worthy of choice; preferable. In deep distress, certainty is more eligible than suspense. Clarissa.
  2. Suitable; proper; desirable; as, the house stands in an eligible situation.
  3. Legally qualified to be chosen; as, a man is or is not eligible to an office.

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