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elector

[ih-lek-ter]
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noun
  1. a person who elects or may elect, especially a qualified voter.
  2. a member of the electoral college of the U.S.
  3. (usually initial capital letter) one of the German princes entitled to elect the emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
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Origin of elector

1425–75; late Middle English electo(u)r < Late Latin ēlēctor chooser, equivalent to eleg-, variant stem of ēligere (see elect) + -tor -tor
Related formsnon·e·lec·tor, noun
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elector

noun
  1. someone who is eligible to vote in the election of a government
  2. (often capital) a member of the US electoral college
  3. (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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Derived Formselectorship, noun
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Word Origin and History for elector

n.

mid-15c., from Latin elector "chooser, selecter," agent noun from past participle stem of eligere (see election).

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