Pronunciation: (el'i-ju-bul),[key] —adj. 1. fit or proper to be chosen; worthy of choice; desirable: to marry an eligible bachelor. 2. meeting the stipulated requirements, as to participate, compete, or work; qualified.
3. legally qualified to be elected or appointed to office: eligible for the presidency.
—n. a person or thing that is eligible: Among the eligibles, only a few are running for office.