self-elected

elected

[ih-lek-tid]
adjective
1.
chosen by vote, as for an office (contrasted with appointed ): an elected official.
noun
2.
elect ( def 10 ).

Origin:
1550–60; elect + -ed2

self-elected, adjective
unelected, adjective
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self-elected
 
adj
having been elected or appointed to a post, position, etc, by onself

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elect
late 15c., from L. electus, pp. of eligere (see election). Related: Elected; electing.
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