The definition of elect is chosen, but not necessarily acting in the position yet.(adjective)
An example of elect used as an adjective is in the phrase "president-elect," which means the person chosen for president before he officially takes office.
An elect is defined as a person who is chosen.(noun)
An example of an elect is a senator.
Elect means to choose, especially to vote for a person for office.(verb)
An example of elect is to cast a vote in the student council election.
See elect in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < L electus, pp. of eligere, to pick out, choose < e-, out + legere, to pick, choose: see logic
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verb e·lect·ed, e·lect·ing, e·lects verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English electen
Origin: , from Latin ēligere, ēlēct-, to select
Origin: : ē-, ex-, ex-
Origin: + legere, to choose; see leg- in Indo-European roots.
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