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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

A politician never forgets the precarious nature of elective life. We have never established a practice of tenure in public office.
Hubert H. Humphrey

Most of the people who are in elective office in Washington, D.C., they have held public office before. How's that workin' for you?
Herman Cain

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

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

I was in elective politics for 24 years. I've made four national races, two for President, two for Vice President. I have found there are other ways to serve, and I'm enjoying them.
Al Gore
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Elective Translations

elective in German is wahlfrei, wahlberechtigt

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