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Webster's Dictionary



(a.) Dependent on choice; bestowed or passing by election; as, an elective study; an elective office.


(a.) Pertaining to, or consisting in, choice, or right of choosing; electoral.


(n.) In an American college, an optional study or course of study.


(a.) Exerting the power of choice; selecting; as, an elective act.

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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Elective'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. 1828.

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