at-large

adjective
\ ˈat-ˈlärj How to pronounce at-large (audio) \

Definition of at-large

: relating to or being a political representative who is elected to serve an entire area rather than one of its subdivisions an at-large city councilor an at-large election

First Known Use of at-large

1962, in the meaning defined above

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“At-large.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/at%20large. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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