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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Example sentences
If you have a better candidate that is electable put them out there.
Given appropriate conditions, lots of people are electable.
But he's made too many odd statements to be electable.
She too has suppressed her crypto-communist views so as to make herself all the
  more electable.
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