Etymology
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eligible (adj.)

early 15c., "fit or proper to be chosen," from Old French eligible "fit to be chosen" (14c.), from Late Latin eligibilis "that may be chosen," from Latin eligere "choose" (see election). Related: Eligibly.

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Definitions of eligible

eligible (adj.)
qualified for or allowed or worthy of being chosen;
eligible for retirement benefits
eligible to run for office
an eligible bachelor
From wordnet.princeton.edu