electoral

adjective elec·tor·al \ i-ˈlek-t(ə-)rəl , ˌē-lek-ˈtȯr-əl \
Updated on: 2 Feb 2018

Definition of electoral

1 : of or relating to an elector
  • the electoral vote
2 : of or relating to election
  • an electoral system

electorally

play \i-ˈlek-t(ə-)rə-lē, ˌē-lek-ˈtȯr-ə-lē\ adverb

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First Known Use of electoral

1675



ELECTORAL Defined for English Language Learners

electoral

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Definition of electoral for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to an election or to the process by which people are elected


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