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English definition of “-elect”

-elect

suffix
used after the title of an official job to refer to someone who has been chosen by vote to do that job , but who has not yet started doing it: Mr Theroux is chairman-elect of the Promotion Marketing Association .
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(Definition of -elect suffix from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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