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
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.
The residents of Kensington — the wealthiest constituency in London — include Britain’s future king, as well as bankers, celebrities and aristocrats.
May lost 12 seats, winning just 318 constituencies and thereby falling short of the 326 required for a parliamentary majority.
In addition to direct support and services, the organization also reaches a broader national constituency through advocacy and public policy efforts.
On weekends, rather than enjoying the pool and tennis court at Chequers, the official prime minister’s retreat, Mrs. May often returns home to Sonning, in her middle-class Maidenhead constituency, a 45-minute drive from London.
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.
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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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