Definition of constituency
1a : a body of citizens entitled to elect a representative (as to a legislative or executive position) the governor's liberal constituencyb : the residents in an electoral district The senator's constituency includes a large minority population.c : an electoral district
2a : a group or body that patronizes, supports, or offers representation creating … a grass-roots constituency for continuing the project — Fred Reedb : the people involved in or served by an organization (such as a business or institution) … regards its corporate customers as its prime constituency. — Andrew Hacker
Examples of constituency in a Sentence
The senator's constituency includes a large minority population.
He was elected to represent a Liverpool constituency.
Recent Examples of constituency from the Web
Democrats say the real purpose is to keep minorities and other Democratic-leaning constituencies from voting.
But that battle was a decade ago and in a race crowded with progressives, politicians and attorneys, the woman friends describe as quiet and thoughtful may have trouble attracting an energized constituency who will work to get her elected.
Timms, constituency is in the London borough which has seen the highest rate of attacks in the city, wants that to go further.
U.S. Soccer and this country's league owners and administrators must never forget their constituency.
Importantly for her upcoming role, Fitzgerald is president-elect of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, a position reflecting a vote of confidence from a key CDC constituency—state public health workers.
Others were persuaded by pro-business associations and a major anti-abortion group, which represent huge GOP constituencies.
If Congress can’t reform Medicaid, how can it ever be expected to make changes to Social Security and Medicare, which have wider and more powerful constituencies?
Companies need to be able to do the same thing, to go to their constituencies.
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Legal Definition of constituency
1 : a body of citizens entitled to elect a representative (as to a legislative or executive office)
2 : the residents in an electoral district
3 : an electoral district
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