constituency

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

Definition of constituency

plural

constituencies

  1. 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

  2. 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 (as a business or institution) … regards its corporate customers as its prime constituency. — Andrew Hacker

Examples of constituency in a sentence

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

  2. He was elected to represent a Liverpool constituency.

Origin and Etymology of constituency

see constitute


First Known Use: 1831


Law Dictionary

constituency

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noun con·stit·u·en·cy \kən-ˈsti-chə-wən-sē\

Legal Definition of constituency

plural

constituencies

  1. 1 :  a body of citizens entitled to elect a representative (as to a legislative or executive office)

  2. 2 :  the residents in an electoral district

  3. 3 :  an electoral district



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