multimember district

variants: or multi-member district or less commonly multimember constituency or multi-member constituency

Definition of multimember district

: 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

First Known Use of multimember district

1917, in the meaning defined above

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“Multimember district.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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