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Meaning of ELECTORATE

Pronunciation:  i'lekturit

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the body of enfranchised citizens; those qualified to vote
 

ELECTORATE is a 10 letter word that starts with E.

 

 See Also: citizenry, constituency, elector, people, vote, voter

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\E*lect"or*ate\, n. [Cf. F. ['e]lectorat.]
1. The territory, jurisdiction, or dignity of an elector, as
   in the old German empire.

2. The whole body of persons in a nation or state who are
   entitled to vote in an election, or any distinct class or
   division of them.

         The middle-class electorate of Great Britain. --M.
                                               Arnold.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: archbishopric, archdiocese, arrondissement, bailiwick, bishopric, borough, canton, chooser, city, commune, congressional district, constablewick, constituency, constituents, county, departement, diocese, district, duchy, elector, electoral college, electoral district, electors, government, hamlet, hundred, Kreis, magistracy, metropolis, metropolitan area, oblast, okrug, optant, parish, precinct, principality, province, region, riding, selector, sheriffalty, sheriffwick, shire, shrievalty, soke, stake, state, territory, town, township, village, voter, wapentake, ward
 

 

 

 

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