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pre-elect Line breaks: pre-elect
Pronunciation: /priːɪˈlɛkt/

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Definition of pre-elect in English:


[with object]
(At Oxford and Cambridge Universities) elect (someone) to a post before the time they take up the appointment: she was pre-elected to a junior research fellowship

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