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elector

[ ih-lek-ter ]
/ ɪˈlɛk tər /
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Definition of elector

noun
a person who elects or may elect, especially a qualified voter.
a member of the electoral college of the U.S.
(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

OTHER WORDS FROM elector

non·e·lec·tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for elector

elector
/ (ɪˈlɛktə) /

noun
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

Derived forms of elector

electorship, noun
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