Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: elective
IPA transcription: [ɪl'ɛktɪv]
Pronunciations of elective
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: elective_course, elective
    Meaning: a course that the student can select from among alternatives
Usage examples
  • Elected magistrates do not make the American democracy flourish; it flourishes because the magistrates are elective.
  • The political maxims of the country depend therefore on the mass of the people, not on the President alone; and consequently in America the elective system has no very prejudicial influence on the fixed principles of the Government.
  • To reduce hereditary royalty to the condition of an elective authority, the only means that I am acquainted with are to circumscribe its sphere of action beforehand, gradually to diminish its prerogatives, and to accustom the people to live without its protection.
  • He accordingly summoned to the parliament house several Lords who had been deprived of their honours by sentences which the general voice loudly condemned as unjust; and he took on himself to dispense with the Act which deprived Presbyterians of the elective franchise.
  • Pride must be dissembled; disdain dares not break out; egotism fears its own self. Under a free government, as most public offices are elective, the men whose elevated minds or aspiring hopes are too closely circumscribed in private life, constantly feel that they cannot do without the population which surrounds them.
0. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Thomas Jefferson, License CC BY-SA 4.0