selectorate

/ (sɪˈlɛktərɪt) /

noun

a body of people responsible for making a selection, esp members of a political party who select candidates for an election

Nearby words

  1. selectively,
  2. selectivity,
  3. selectly,
  4. selectman,
  5. selector,
  6. selen-,
  7. selenate,
  8. selene,
  9. selenga,
  10. selenic

Word Origin for selectorate

C20: from select + (elect) orate

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