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elective US English

Related to or working by means of election

non-elective US English

Of a post, committee, etc.: not filled by election. Of a person: not chosen by election.

elective affinity US English

A correspondence with, or feeling of sympathy or attraction towards, a particular idea, attitude, or person

elective mutism in mutism US English

Unwillingness or refusal to speak, arising from psychological causes such as depression or trauma