El"i*gi*ble (?), a. [F. 'eligible, fr. L. eligere. See Elect.]

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.

 

© Webster 1913.

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