[ih-lek-ter-uh l]
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Origin of electoral

First recorded in 1665–75; elector + -al1
Related formse·lec·tor·al·ly, adverbpseu·do·e·lec·tor·al, adjective
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Related Words for electoral

elective, constituent, discretionary, selecting, appointive

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British Dictionary definitions for electoral


  1. relating to or consisting of electors
Derived Formselectorally, 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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