See also: élective
- Of, or pertaining to voting or elections; involving a choice between options.
- Synonym: electoral
- 1834-1874', George Bancroft, History of the United States of America, from the Discovery of the American Continent
- the independent use of their elective franchise
- 1697, “(please specify the book number)”, in John Dryden, transl., The Works of Virgil: Containing His Pastorals, Georgics, and Æneis. […], London: Printed for Jacob Tonson, […], OCLC 403869432:
- Kings of Rome were at first elective […]
- Optional or discretionary; chosen, not mandatory.
- My insurance wouldn't pay for the operation because it was elective surgery.
- 2019, Dave Eggers, The Parade, Vintage Books N.Y., p. 130
- Now some adventuring imbecile had acquired an elective sickness and was paying its price.
of or pertaining to voting or elections
optional or discretionary
elective (plural electives)
- Something that is an option or that may be elected, like a course of tertiary study or a medical procedure.