electorate

[ ih-lek-ter-it ]
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noun
  1. the body of persons entitled to vote in an election.

  2. the dignity or territory of an Elector of the Holy Roman Empire.

Origin of electorate

1
First recorded in 1665–75; elector + -ate3

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British Dictionary definitions for electorate

electorate

/ (ɪˈlɛktərɪt) /


noun
  1. the body of all qualified voters

  2. the rank, position, or territory of an elector of the Holy Roman Empire

  1. Australian and NZ the area represented by a Member of Parliament

  2. Australian and NZ the voters in a constituency

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