|a.||1.||That may be selected; proper or qualified to be chosen; legally qualified to be elected and to hold office.|
|2.||Worthy to be chosen or selected; suitable; desirable; |
|Adj.||1.||eligible - qualified for or allowed or worthy of being chosen; "eligible to run for office"; "eligible for retirement benefits"; "an eligible bachelor"|
ineligible - not eligible; "ineligible to vote"; "ineligible for retirement benefits"
|2.||eligible - prohibited by official rules; "an eligible pass receiver"|