electability

electable

[ih-lek-tuh-buhl]
adjective
capable of, or having a reasonable chance of, being elected, as to public office.

Origin:
1875–80; elect + -able

electability, noun
reelectability, noun
reelectable, adjective
unelectable, adjective
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elect (ɪˈlɛkt)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to choose (someone) to be (a representative or a public official) by voting: they elected him Mayor
2.  to select; choose: to elect to die rather than surrender
3.  (tr) (of God) to select or predestine for the grace of salvation
 
adj
4.  (immediately postpositive) voted into office but not yet installed: the president elect
5.  a.  chosen or choice; selected or elite
 b.  (as collective noun; preceded by the): the elect
6.  Christianity
 a.  selected or predestined by God to receive salvation; chosen
 b.  (as collective noun; preceded by the): the elect
 
[C15: from Latin ēligere to select, from legere to choose]
 
e'lectable
 
adj
 
electa'bility
 
n

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