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Definition of Elective

Elective

  1. Exerting the power of choice; selecting; as, an elective act.
  2. Pertaining to, or consisting in, choice, or right of choosing; electoral.
  3. Dependent on choice; bestowed or passing by election; as, an elective study; an elective office.
  4. In an American college, an optional study or course of study.

Elective Quotations

Friendships are the family we make - not the one we inherit. I've always been someone to whom friendship, elective affinities, is as important as family.
Salman Rushdie

What people fail to appreciate is that the currency of corruption in elective office is, not money, but votes.
James L. Buckley

I rebel at the notion that I can't be part of other groups, that I can't construct identities through elective affinity, that race must be the most important thing about me. Is that what I want on my gravestone: Here lies an African American?
Henry Louis Gates

We stand a better chance with aristocracy, whether hereditary or elective, than with monarchy.
Ezra Stiles

This idea that once you get into politics... you are now signed up for lifelong duty being in elective office, makes a fundamental error - and that is believing that the only way you can hold progressive views and implement them is in elective office.
Matt Gonzalez
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Elective Translations

elective in German is wahlfrei, wahlberechtigt
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