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Meaning of ELIGIBLE

Pronunciation:  'elijubul

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  1. [adj]  qualified for or allowed or worthy of being chosen; "eligible to run for office"; "eligible for retirement benefits"; "an eligible bachelor"
  2. [adj]  (sports) prohibited by official rules; "an eligible pass receiver"

ELIGIBLE is a 8 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: bailable, desirable, entitled, in line, legal, pensionable, suitable, worthy
 Antonyms: ineligible
 See Also: qualified



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\El"i*gi*ble\, a. [F. ['e]ligible, fr. L. eligere. See
1. That may be selected; proper or qualified to be chosen;
   legally qualified to be elected and to hold office.

2. Worthy to be chosen or selected; suitable; desirable; as,
   an eligible situation for a house.

         The more eligible of the two evils.   --Burke.

Thesaurus Terms
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