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electorate

Definition of electorate

Noun

electorate (plural electorates)

  1. The collective people of a country, state, or electoral district who are entitled to vote.

    The votes have been counted and the electorate has spoken.

  2. The geographic area encompassing an electoral district.

    The electorate of Finchley borders on the electorate of Much-Binding-in-the-Marsh, splitting the new housing estate of Royal Cupolas.

  3. The dominion of an Elector in the Holy Roman Empire.

    Fredrick the Great, Elector of Brandenburg and King of Prussia, commanded the most powerful electorate in the Empire.

Synonyms

  • (collective people): constituency
  • (geographic area): riding (Canada), constituency (United Kingdom), seat (Australia), division (Australia), ward, district, electoral district

Related terms

  • elector
  • electoral
  • electoral district
  • election
  • Elector
  • Electorate

References:

  1. Wiktionary. Published under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.



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