Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who is selected, especially for military service.

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  • n. A person who is selected

Etymologies

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Examples

  • More likely, though, Murphy was a "selectee" -- chosen for heightened security by a process that is part random, part based on a variety of factors, most of which are not publicly disclosed, but which are known to include holding a one-way ticket and purchasing a ticket in cash.

    From the WSJ Opinion Archives

  • This is called a selectee list, only 14,000 people on this list.

    CNN Transcript Dec 28, 2009

  • The other is called the selectee list and contains the names of people whose boarding passes will always be marked with SSSS and who have to undergo intensive extra screening of their person and carry-ons.

    Stuck on the No-Fly List

  • Now, Kip Hawley is an Idiot comes along to explain that he was actually a "selectee".

    Balkinization

  • I have no problem with having "selectee" lists, and identifying people who need increased scrutiny.

    Balkinization

  • The letter didn't stop him from getting tagged as a "selectee" when he flew, so he applied again through TRIP and received notice that he had already been cleared.

    When Your Name Is Mud at the Airport

  • Many American politcal activists reported that they were on the "selectee" list.

    Homeland Security Tightens Grip on International Travel

  • The newspaper says the boy's name appears to be among 13500 on the "selectee" list, which sets off a high level of security screening.

    WN.com - Articles related to Fears of England Twenty20 travel chaos ease

  • Before Dec. 25, airlines were given the no-fly list of people to be barred from flights altogether and a second "selectee" list of passengers to be subjected to more thorough screening.

    NYT > Global Home

  • Before the Dec. 25 bombing attempt, airlines were given the no-fly list of people to be barred from flights and a second "selectee" list of passengers to be subjected to more thorough screening.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

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