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Definition of "president-elect" []

  • A person who has been elected president but has not yet been inducted into office. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "president-elect" in a sentence
  • "I had copied him in on the memo, of course, and I asked him how he thought the president-elect would react."
  • "French usage had locked in place the words of certain phrases, so English received them as a unit: president-elect."
  • "Several women in the ward have served on the PTA—both the current president and the president-elect are ward members, and many other Pioneer Ward mothers help out as classroom assistants at the elementary school."