Definition of constituency
1a : a body of citizens entitled to elect a representative (as to a legislative or executive position) <the governor's liberal constituency>b : 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 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 in a sentence
The senator's constituency includes a large minority population.
He was elected to represent a Liverpool constituency.
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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