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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 didn't set out with the notion of running for elective office; it sort of grew over time. And I honestly at times questioned if progressive change can be effected through elected office.
Bill de Blasio

I always knew that I would give back. My mother and my father both believe you have to work hard and give back. That's why I was a volunteer firefighter, that's why I worked in a homeless shelter. I always knew I'd give back, elective office or not.
Thomas Kean, Jr.

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

elective in German is wahlfrei, wahlberechtigt
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