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[ih-lek-ter-uh l] /ɪˈlɛk tər əl/
pertaining to electors or election.
consisting of electors.
Origin of electoral
First recorded in 1665-75; elector + -al1
Related forms
electorally, adverb
pseudoelectoral, adjective Unabridged
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  • Court Councillor von Breuning perished in a fire in the electoral palace on January 15, 1777.

  • In fact, there was no day fixed for the session of the electoral diet.

  • The Republican ticket was elected, with 292 electoral votes, as against 155 received by Bryan and Stevenson.

    The New Nation Frederic L. Paxson
  • Such an electoral campaign had never before been known in England.

    The Message Alec John Dawson
  • The result of the election was a division of the electoral votes into four parts and no one received a majority.

    History of the United States Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
British Dictionary definitions for electoral


relating to or consisting of electors
Derived Forms
electorally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for electoral

1670s, in reference to Germany, from elector + -al (1). In general sense from 1790. Related: Electorally.

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