elect (v.) 1
pick out, choose, select
E3 I.i.142 [King Edward to Prince Edward] In every shire elect a several band
MM I.i.18 [Duke to Escalus, of Angelo] we have ... / Elected him our absence to supply
R2 III.ii.57 [King Richard to Aumerle] The breath of worldly men cannot depose / The deputy elected by the Lord