See also: éligible

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French eligible, from Latin eligibilis, from ēligō(select, choose)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛlɪdʒəb(ə)l/

AdjectiveEdit

eligible ‎(comparative more eligible, superlative most eligible)

  1. allowed to and meeting the necessary conditions required to participate in or be chosen for something
  2. worthy of being chosen (for marriage)

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Used in the phrase eligible bachelor to mean “desirable male”, the corresponding term for a woman is nubile.

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NounEdit

eligible ‎(plural eligibles)

  1. One who is eligible.
    • 2007 October 3, Diane Ravitch, “Get Congress Out of the Classroom”, in New York Times[1]:
      Federal agencies report that only about 1 percent of eligible students take advantage of switching schools and fewer than 20 percent of eligibles receive extra tutoring.

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Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Latin eligibilis.

AdjectiveEdit

eligible m, f ‎(plural eligibles)

  1. choosable; selectable (that one can choose)

ReferencesEdit

  • (fr) Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (eligible, supplement)