non·​elect·​ed ˌnän-i-ˈlek-təd How to pronounce nonelected (audio)
: 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 In studying nonelected positions — including roles such as police and fire commissioner, as well as senior but lower-profile posts such as city auditor and city clerk — officials found that on average, Boston was paying below the market median. Danny McDonald,, 5 Oct. 2022 At a signing ceremony, NRA leader Wayne LaPierre sat alongside Gov. Greg Abbott as the only nonelected official at the table. Dallas News, 27 May 2022 If someone has been released on bail for a felony and is arrested again on another felony offense while out on bail, the accused cannot be granted bail by a magistrate or nonelected judge, according to the law created by Senate Bill 6. Dallas News, 6 Sep. 2022 Raises for nonelected officials would be retroactive to Aug. 1. Emma Platoff,, 17 Oct. 2022 Polls suggest that by the end of her reign, around 25% of the public no longer wished to dwell within a monarchy, with the young less keen than their elders on a nonelected head of state. Rosa Prince, CNN, 19 Sep. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1645, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonelected was in 1645

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“Nonelected.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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