My insurance wouldn't pay for the operation because it was elective surgery.
Something that is option or that may be elected, especially a course of tertiary study.
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Elective Sentence Examples
The system of local self-government is continued, so far as the 34 governments of old Russia are concerned, 6 in the elective district and provincial assemblies (zemstvos).
The last section is partly elective and partly nominated.
There is also an elective general council.
The elective councils for the department and for the arrondissement (a new area which replaced the "districts" of the year 1795) continued to exist, but they sat only for a fortnight in the year and had to deal mainly with the assessment of taxes for their respective areas.
A general state law enacted in 1904 placed the management of school affairs in the hands of an elective council of seven members, five chosen at large and two by districts.