Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    The word "elected," in its ordinary signification, carries with it the idea of a vote, generally popular, sometimes more restricted, and cannot be held the synonym of any other mode of filling a position. Magruder v. Swann, 25 Md. 213; State v. Harrison, 113 Ind. 434, 16 N. E. 384, 3 Am. St. Rep. 663; Kimberlin v. State, 130 Ind. 120, 29 N. E. 773, 14 L. H. A. 858, 30 Ain. St. Rep. 208; Wickersham v. Brittan, 93 Cal. 34, 28 Pac. 792, 15 In R. A. 106; State v. Irwin, 5 Nev. 111.