[ ih-lek-ter-it ]
/ ɪˈlɛk tər ɪt /


the body of persons entitled to vote in an election.
the dignity or territory of an Elector of the Holy Roman Empire.

Origin of electorate

First recorded in 1665–75; elector + -ate3
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British Dictionary definitions for electorate

/ (ɪˈlɛktərɪt) /


the body of all qualified voters
the rank, position, or territory of an elector of the Holy Roman Empire
Australian and NZ the area represented by a Member of Parliament
Australian and NZ the voters in a constituency
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