multimember district


variants or multi-member district or less commonly multimember constituency or multi-member constituency
: an electoral district or constituency having two or more representatives in a legislative body rather than one
In a single-member district that's split 60-40 along party lines, the 40 percent minority gets no representative. … But in a multi-member district, the 40 percent gets a share of the seats.Theo Anderson
compare single-member district

Word History

First Known Use

1917, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of multimember district was in 1917

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“Multimember district.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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