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ELECT', v.t. [L. electus, from eligo; e or ex and lego; Gr. to choose.]

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.

ELECT', a. Chosen, taken by preference from among two or more. Hence,

1. In theology, chosen as the object of mercy; chosen, selected or designated to eternal life; predestinated in the divine counsels.

2. Chosen, but no inaugurated, consecrated or invested with office; as bishop elect; emperor elect; governor or mayor elect. But in the scriptures, and in theology, this word is generally used as a noun.

ELECT', n. One chosen or set apart; applied to Christ.

Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth. Is. 42.

1. Chosen or designated by God to salvation; predestinated to glory as the end, and to sanctification as the means; usually with a plural signification, the elect.

Shall not God avenge his own elect? Luke 18.

If it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Matt.24.

He shall send his angels--and they shall gather his elect from the four winds. Matt.24.

2. Chosen; selected; set apart as a peculiar church and people; applied to the Israelites. Is.45.



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ELECT', v.t. [L. electus, from eligo; e or ex and lego; Gr. to choose.]

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.

ELECT', a. Chosen, taken by preference from among two or more. Hence,

1. In theology, chosen as the object of mercy; chosen, selected or designated to eternal life; predestinated in the divine counsels.

2. Chosen, but no inaugurated, consecrated or invested with office; as bishop elect; emperor elect; governor or mayor elect. But in the scriptures, and in theology, this word is generally used as a noun.

ELECT', n. One chosen or set apart; applied to Christ.

Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth. Is. 42.

1. Chosen or designated by God to salvation; predestinated to glory as the end, and to sanctification as the means; usually with a plural signification, the elect.

Shall not God avenge his own elect? Luke 18.

If it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Matt.24.

He shall send his angels--and they shall gather his elect from the four winds. Matt.24.

2. Chosen; selected; set apart as a peculiar church and people; applied to the Israelites. Is.45.

E-LECT', a.

  1. Chosen; taken by preference from among two or more. Hence,
  2. In theology, chosen as the object of mercy; chosen, selected or designated to eternal life; predestinated in the divine counsels.
  3. Chosen, but not inaugurated, consecrated or invested with office as, bishop elect; emperor elect; governor or mayor elect. But in the Scriptures, and in theology, this word is generally used as a noun.

E-LECT', n.

  1. One chosen or set apart; applied to Christ. Behold my servant, whom I uphold; my elect, in whom my soul delighteth. Is. xlii.
  2. Chosen or designated by God to salvation; predestinated to glory as the end, and to sanctification as the means; usually with a plural signification, the elect. Shall not God avenge his own elect? Luke xviii. If it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Matth. xxiv. He shall send his angels – and they shall gather his elect from the four winds. Matth. xxiv.
  3. Chosen; selected; set apart as a peculiar church and people; applied to the Israelites. Is. xlv.

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.

E*lect"
  1. Chosen; taken by preference from among two or more.

    "Colors quaint elect." Spenser.
  2. One chosen or set apart.

    Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth. Is. xlii. 1.

  3. To pick out] to select; to choose.

    The deputy elected by the Lord. Shak.

  4. Chosen as the object of mercy or divine favor; set apart to eternal life.

    "The elect angels." 1 Tim. v. 21.
  5. Those who are chosen for salvation.

    Shall not God avenge his won elect? Luke xviii. 7.

  6. To select or take for an office; to select by vote; as, to elect a representative, a president, or a governor.
  7. Chosen to an office, but not yet actually inducted into it; as, bishop elect; governor or mayor elect.
  8. To designate, choose, or select, as an object of mercy or favor.

    Syn. -- To choose; prefer; select. See Choose.

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ELECT', verb transitive [Latin electus, from eligo; e or ex and lego; Gr. to choose.]

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.

ELECT', adjective Chosen, taken by preference from among two or more. Hence,

1. In theology, chosen as the object of mercy; chosen, selected or designated to eternal life; predestinated in the divine counsels.

2. Chosen, but no inaugurated, consecrated or invested with office; as bishop elect; emperor elect; governor or mayor elect But in the scriptures, and in theology, this word is generally used as a noun.

ELECT', noun One chosen or set apart; applied to Christ.

Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect in whom my soul delighteth. Isaiah 42:1.

1. Chosen or designated by God to salvation; predestinated to glory as the end, and to sanctification as the means; usually with a plural signification, the elect

Shall not God avenge his own elect? Luke 18:7.

If it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect Matthew 24:24.

He shall send his angels--and they shall gather his elect from the four winds. Matthew 24:24.

2. Chosen; selected; set apart as a peculiar church and people; applied to the Israelites. Isaiah 45:4.

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