chosen by vote, as for an office (contrasted with appointed):
an elected official.
elect (def 10).
having been elected or appointed to a post, position, etc, by onself
[ih-man-suh-pey-shuh n] /ɪˌmæn səˈpeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act of emancipating. 2. the state or fact of being emancipated. emancipation /ɪˌmænsɪˈpeɪʃən/ noun 1. the act of freeing or state of being freed; liberation 2. (informal) freedom from inhibition and convention
[self-em-ploid, self-] /ˈsɛlf ɛmˈplɔɪd, ˌsɛlf-/ adjective 1. earning one’s living directly from one’s own profession or business, as a freelance writer or artist, rather than as an employee earning salary or commission from another. self-employed adjective 1. earning one’s living in one’s own business or through freelance work, rather than as the employee of another
[self-em-ploi-muh nt, self-] /ˈsɛlf ɛmˈplɔɪ mənt, ˌsɛlf-/ noun 1. the act or fact of being self-employed.
adjective deriving the strength to do something through one’s own thoughts and based on the belief that one knows what is best for oneself