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King James Dictionary
ELECT', L. electus, from eligo e or ex and lego Gr. to choose.
1. Properly, to pick out to select from among two or more, that which is preferred. Hence,
2. To select or take for an office or employment to choose from among a number to select or manifest preference by vote or designation as, to elect a representative by ballot or viva voce to elect a president or governor.
3. In theology, to designate, choose or select as an object of mercy or favor.
4. To choose to prefer to determine in favor of.
ELECT', a. Chosen, taken by preference from among two or more. Hence,
1. In theology, chosen as the object of mercy chosen, selected or designated to eternal life predestinated in the divine counsels.
2. Chosen, but no inaugurated, consecrated or invested with office as bishop elect emperor elect governor or mayor elect. But in the scriptures, and in theology, this word is generally used as a noun.
ELECT', n. One chosen or set apart applied to Christ.
Behold my servant, whom I uphold mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth. Isaiah 42 .
1. Chosen or designated by God to salvation predestinated to glory as the end, and to sanctification as the means usually with a plural signification, the elect.
Shall not God avenge his own elect? Luke 18 .
If it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Matthew 24
He shall send his angels--and they shall gather his elect from the four winds. Matthew 24
2. Chosen selected set apart as a peculiar church and people applied to the Israelites. Isaiah 45
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