popularly elected

Definition of popularly elected

:chosen in an election rather than in some other way
  • He was the country's first popularly elected leader.

Word by Word Definitions

popular play popularly
  1. : of or relating to the general public

  2. : suitable to the majority: such as

  3. : adapted to or indicative of the understanding and taste of the majority

elect play elected
  1. : carefully selected : chosen

  2. : chosen for salvation through divine mercy

  3. : chosen for office or position but not yet installed

  1. : one chosen or set apart (as by divine favor)

  2. : a select or exclusive group of people

  1. : to select by vote for an office, position, or membership

  2. : to make a selection of

  3. : to choose (something, such as a course of action) especially by preference


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