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
The remaining delegates will be chosen in a still-unclear voting exercise by sector-specific groups such as workers’ unions and community councils — constituencies the government has traditionally dominated.
The Senate is willing to be more moderate and almost has to be, given its constituency.
The YouGov constituency projection, based on 50,000 interviews over the course of a week, showed May would win 310 seats, down from the 331 seats won by her predecessor David Cameron in 2015.
Using data from the UK Office of National Statistics, the British Election Study, and past election results, YouGov has estimated the number of each type of voter in each constituency.
Although those projects were initiated by various agencies, Mr. Woods helped coordinate them and mobilized public and private constituencies to revitalize the waterfront.
But the Media Lab had a second constituency: executives in marketing, strategic planning, and corporate development.
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Origin and Etymology of constituency
First Known Use: 1831
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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