What does the word elect mean?

Usage examples for elect

  1. Haughton, taking the hand of his bride- elect and leading her up the steps; " your future mistress, and if you are as faithful to us both as you have been to myself you will do well." – A Heart-Song of To-day by Annie Gregg Savigny
  2. Since Bob did not come back this year the eleven will have to meet and elect a new captain. – Over the Line by Harold M. Sherman