non·​elect·​ed | \ ˌnän-i-ˈlek-təd How to pronounce nonelected (audio) \

Definition of nonelected

: not chosen or filled by a vote : not elected nonelected board members nonelected government positions

Examples of nonelected in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Austin’s city manager, Spencer Cronk, a nonelected official who wields more power over the police department than the mayor, also spoke out against the 19 indictments Thursday. Washington Post, 18 Feb. 2022 For decades, health departments have been run by nonelected officials that have made decisions on how to keep communities safe and healthy, Federman said. Alexandra Kukulka,, 3 Sep. 2021 Ruff, who took the city's top nonelected position a month after the pandemic hit and a month before George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer, said family medical reasons and his mental health were factors that influenced his decision. Faiza Mahamud, Star Tribune, 16 July 2021 Naomi Kelly is the top nonelected official in San Francisco, overseeing 25 departments, approximately 2,700 employees and an annual budget of nearly $750 million. Megan Cassidy,, 12 Jan. 2021 The Legislative Compensation Board, which is made up of nonelected officials, approved the raises last year. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 3 Dec. 2020 When selecting electors this year, the D.C. Democratic Party wanted to make a point to select nonelected officials and to pick a slate of all women in honor of the anniversary of the 19th Amendment, said the party’s chair, Charles Wilson. Washington Post, 11 Nov. 2020 District 11 Supervisor Marty Wolf of Cedarburg expressed wariness of all nonpartisan, nonelected bodies, like the Wisconsin Elections Commission. Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 15 Jan. 2020 The nonelected Estes, who filed as Ron M. Estes, lives in Wichita and is a first-time candidate. Chris Stirewalt, Fox News, 1 June 2018 See More

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First Known Use of nonelected

1645, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonelected.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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