elector

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noun elec·tor \ i-ˈlek-tər , -ˌtȯr \

Definition of elector

1 :one qualified to vote in an election
2 :one entitled to participate in an election: such as
a :any of the German princes entitled to take part in choosing the Holy Roman Emperor
b :a member of the electoral college in the U.S.

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First Known Use of elector

15th century


ELECTOR Defined for English Language Learners

elector

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Definition of elector for English Language Learners

  • : a member of the Electoral College in the U.S.

  • : someone who can vote in an election


Law Dictionary

elector

noun elec·tor

legal Definition of elector

1 :a person who is qualified to vote
2 :a member of the electoral college in the U.S.


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