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constituency

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noun con·stit·u·en·cy \kən-ˈstich-wən(t)-sē, -ˈsti-chə-, -ˈsti-chü-ən(t)-\

Simple Definition of constituency

  • : 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

Full Definition of constituency

plural con·stit·u·en·cies

  1. 1 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

  2. 2 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

  1. The senator's constituency includes a large minority population.

  2. He was elected to represent a Liverpool constituency.



1831

First Known Use of constituency

1831



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