noun con·stit·u·en·cy \kən-ˈstich-wən(t)-sē, -ˈsti-chə-, -ˈsti-chü-ən(t)-\
: a group of people who support or who are likely to support a politican or political party
: the people who live and vote in an area
: a voting area : a district with an elected representative
a : a body of citizens entitled to elect a representative (as to a legislative or executive position)
b : the residents in an electoral district
c : an electoral district
a : a group or body that patronizes, supports, or offers representation <creating … a grass-roots constituency for continuing the project — Fred Reed>
b : the people involved in or served by an organization (as a business or institution) <regards its corporate customers as its prime constituency — Andrew Hacker>
Examples of CONSTITUENCY
- The senator's constituency includes a large minority population.
- He was elected to represent a Liverpool constituency.
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