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  • verb To choose or elect, especially to promote someone to higher office before he has served in a lower capacity

Etymologies

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From adlēct-, the perfect passive participial stem of the Latin adlegō, an alternative spelling of allegō ("I select, choose, recruit, or elect”, “I admit (to or into something)").

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