This was the first presidential election year you were eligible to vote in.
The second reason is that widespread corruption allows thousands of eligible conscripts to receive exemption from service.
In November 2010, he staged airlifts of Italian women to Libya, intending to pair them off with eligible Libyan bachelors.
According to the law, only “suitable people” with a “proper reason” for being armed in public were eligible.
Clearly the Academy was underwhelmed by the eligible songs this year.
This board sat for two weeks, and found five men ineligible and eleven eligible.
But, O my dear, the single life is by far the most eligible to me: indeed it is.
That the Committee and Sub-Committee shall retire annually, but shall be eligible for re-election.
Women are eligible to membership in this General Conference.
He had kept my letter by him, not daring to open it,—as he says that he did with that eligible invitation.
early 15c., "fit or proper to be chosen," from Middle French eligible "fit to be chosen" (14c.), from Late Latin eligibilis "that may be chosen," from Latin eligere "choose" (see election). Related: Eligibly.