electorate

noun elec·tor·ate \ i-ˈlek-t(ə-)rət \
|Updated on: 4 Aug 2018

Definition of electorate

1 : the territory, jurisdiction, or dignity of a German elector
2 : a body of people entitled to vote

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First Known Use of electorate

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ELECTORATE Defined for English Language Learners

electorate

Definition of electorate for English Language Learners

  • : the people who can vote in an election


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electorate

noun elec·tor·ate

legal Definition of electorate

: a body of people entitled to vote


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