AskDefine | Define electorate

Dictionary Definition

electorate n : the body of enfranchised citizens; those qualified to vote

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  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.



Extensive Definition

Electorate may refer to:
  • A constituency, the group of people entitled to vote in an election.
  • An electoral district, the geographic area of a particular election.
  • The dominion of an Elector in the Holy Roman Empire.
electorate in Catalan: Electorat
electorate in Spanish: Electorado
electorate in Polish: Elektorat
electorate in Simple English: Electorate
electorate in Serbian: Бирачко тело
electorate in Ukrainian: Електорат

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