Definitions

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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun religion One not chosen for salvation.

Etymologies

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non- +‎ elect

Examples

  • 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.

    Darwinian Fundamentalism

  • Neither is there any necessity that the number of the elect should be small, and that of the nonelect great; or the converse.

    The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination

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