eligible

[ el-i-juh-buh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF eligible
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But, O my dear, the single life is by far the most eligible to me: indeed it is.

Women are eligible to membership in this General Conference.

Why, the demand for eligible males is three hundred per cent.

Of the eligible men there Mr. Cecil Underwood seemed, on enquiry, to be the most eligible.

The question was raised whether, as a prisoner, he was eligible.

Now there are none others but infants, none of eligible age.

They ought to be eligible without the courses of the second group.

Only those having taken Course I should be eligible to this class.

Protestants were pronounced to be eligible to public office.

Office Holding: Women are not eligible to any elective office.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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