L. < ēligēre, to pick out, choose.
- Special; blessed; revered; [attributed to God as an object] divine, holy, godly, sacred, sublime; [active attribution from God to a subject] selective, discerning, preferential, elite, exclusive, saving by grace, favoring a mortal being; [reciprocal attribution to God and a mortal subject] preferred, favored, foreordained, appointed, chosen, sanctified, cloistered, unapproachable, set apart.
elect [-ed] v
see elect, adj.
- Choose; prefer; nominate; pick out by name; select from two or more.