from The Century Dictionary.
- Not elected or chosen.
- noun One who is not elected or chosen; specifically, in theology, a person not chosen or predestined to eternal life.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Theol.) A person or persons not elected, or chosen, to salvation.
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- noun religion One not chosen for
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The favored fate for the nonelect varies, according to the temperament and power of true believers, from the kindness of simple pity to the refiner's fire of extirpation.
Neither is there any necessity that the number of the elect should be small, and that of the nonelect great; or the converse.