Origin of elector
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Examples from the Web for elector
It was decided that the Elector and his family should leave Bonn.Beethoven in Love: The Woman Who Captivated the Young Composer
January 26, 2014
If free with the sectarian, it should be free with the elector.Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete
Now, your Worship, commend me faithfully to my most gracious lord, the Elector.Albert Durer
T. Sturge Moore
Why should not the manufacture of porcelain equally enrich the Elector?Self-Help
This Elector often enraged me with the foolish things that he did.
I would reply, "All that the Elector does is alike ridiculous."
- someone who is eligible to vote in the election of a government
- (often capital) a member of the US electoral college
- (often capital) (in the Holy Roman Empire) any of the German princes entitled to take part in the election of a new emperor
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Word Origin and History for elector
mid-15c., from Latin elector "chooser, selecter," agent noun from past participle stem of eligere (see election).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper