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elect vt

1 : to select by vote for an office, position, or membership
2 : to make a selection of [ed her statutory share over the gift under the will]
: to choose an elective share [the right of a spouse to against the will]

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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