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Meaning of ELECTOR

Pronunciation:  i'lektur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  any of the German princes who were entitled to vote in the election of new Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire
  2. [n]  a citizen who has a legal right to vote
 

ELECTOR is a 7 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: voter
 
 See Also: citizen, constituent, electorate, floater, floating voter, Frederick William, prince, swing voter, the Great Elector

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \E*lect"or\, n. [L., fr. eligere: cf. F. ['e]lecteur.]
    1. One who elects, or has the right of choice; a person who
       is entitled to take part in an election, or to give his
       vote in favor of a candidate for office.
    
    2. Hence, specifically, in any country, a person legally
       qualified to vote.
    
    3. In the old German empire, one of the princes entitled to
       choose the emperor.
    
    4. One of the persons chosen, by vote of the people in the
       United States, to elect the President and Vice President.
    
    
  2. \E*lect"or\, a. [Cf. F. ['e]lectoral.]
    Pertaining to an election or to electors.
    
          In favor of the electoral and other princes. --Burke.
    
    {Electoral college}, the body of princes formerly entitled to
       elect the Emperor of Germany; also, a name sometimes
       given, in the United States, to the body of electors
       chosen by the people to elect the President and Vice
       President.
    
    
 

 

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