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English definition of “elect”

elect

adj [after noun] /-ɪ.lekt/
president elect, prime minister elect, etc. the person who has been voted to be president , prime minister , etc. but has not yet started work : The president elect has been preparing to take office in January . → Compare designate verbElectionsRecruiting staff, applying for and accepting jobs
(Definition of elect adj from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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