adjective: 1. chosen by vote, as for an office (contrasted with appointed): an elected official. 2. voted to a role in an election: the country's democratically elected president. noun: 1. elect (see below). the elect: 1. Theology. a person or persons chosen by God, especially for favor or salvation. Related Word: named. Origin: First recorded in 1550–60; elect + -ed2. Source 1, Source 2.