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Given a seat after standing (7)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

elected

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This clue could be a double definition.

'given a seat' is the first definition.
The answer and definition can be both related to thinking as well as being past participle verbs.
Perhaps there's a link between them I don't understand?

'standing' is the second definition.
Both the answer and definition are adjectives. Perhaps they are linked in a way I don't understand?

'after' is the link.

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(Other definitions for elected that I've seen before include "Voted into office" , "Chosen for office" , "In a position" , "Appointed" , "Chosen to form government" .)

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