the Electoral College

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the Electoral College

: a group of people chosen from each U.S. state who meet to elect the President and Vice President of the U.S. based on the votes of all the people in each state

Word by Word Definitions

electoral play
  1. : of or relating to an elector

  2. : of or relating to election

college play
  1. : a body of clergy living together and supported by a foundation

  2. : a building used for an educational or religious purpose

  3. : a self-governing constituent body of a university offering living quarters and sometimes instruction but not granting degrees —called also residential college


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