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e·lec·tor

 (ĭ-lĕk′tər)
n.
1. A qualified voter in an election.
2. A member of the Electoral College of the United States.
3. One of the German princes of the Holy Roman Empire entitled to elect the emperor.

elector

(ɪˈlɛktə)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) someone who is eligible to vote in the election of a government
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (often capital) a member of the US electoral college
3. (Historical Terms) (often capital) (in the Holy Roman Empire) any of the German princes entitled to take part in the election of a new emperor
eˈlectorˌship n

e•lec•tor

(ɪˈlɛk tər)

n.
1. a person who elects or may elect, esp. a qualified voter.
2. a member of the electoral college.
3. (usu. cap.) one of the German princes entitled to elect the emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Late Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.elector - a citizen who has a legal right to voteelector - a citizen who has a legal right to vote
electorate - the body of enfranchised citizens; those qualified to vote
constituent - a member of a constituency; a citizen who is represented in a government by officials for whom he or she votes; "needs continued support by constituents to be re-elected"
citizen - a native or naturalized member of a state or other political community
crossover voter, crossover - a voter who is registered as a member of one political party but who votes in the primary of another party
floater - a voter who votes illegally at different polling places in the same election
floating voter, swing voter - a voter who has no allegiance to any political party and whose unpredictable decisions can swing the outcome of an election one way or the other
2.Elector - any of the German princes who were entitled to vote in the election of new emperor of the Holy Roman Empire
prince - a male member of a royal family other than the sovereign (especially the son of a sovereign)

elector

noun voter, chooser, selector, constituent, member of the electorate, member of a constituency, enfranchised person Each elector is required to list his order of preferences.

elector

noun
One who votes:
Translations
ناخِب، مُنْتَخِب
vælger
választó
kjósandi

elector

[ɪˈlektəʳ] Nelector(a) m/f

elector

[ɪˈlɛktər] nélecteur/trice m/f

elector

n
Wähler(in) m(f)
(Hist) ElectorKurfürst m
(US) → Wahlmann m

elector

[ɪˈlɛktəʳ] nelettore/trice

elect

(iˈlekt) verb
1. to choose by vote. He was elected chairman; elected to the committee.
2. to choose (to do something). They elected to go by taxi.
adjective
(placed immediately after noun) chosen for office but not yet in it. the president elect.
eˈlection (-ʃən) noun
the choosing, or choice, (usually by vote) of person(s) for office. When do the elections take place?; He is standing for election again.
eˌlectioˈneer (-ʃə-) verb
to work to bring about the election of a candidate.
eˈlector noun
a person who has the right to vote at an election. Not all the electors bothered to vote.
eˈlectoral adjective
of elections or electors. The names of all electors are listed in the electoral roll.
eˈlectorate (-rət) noun
all electors taken together. Half of the electorate did not vote.
References in classic literature ?
exclaimed a Sovereign Elector, on hearing the resolutions read, "what a loss to the nation
Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector.
Master Simon Sanguin, the Elector of Picardy, with his wife on the crupper
This was the accession of the Elector of Hanover to the throne of England, in 1714, on the death of Queen Anne.
In one of the conflicts, the emperor himself was put to flight, and very near being made prisoner by the elector of Saxony.
The GAZETTE warned the electors of Eatanswill that the eyes not only of England, but of the whole civilised world, were upon them; and the INDEPENDENT imperatively demanded to know, whether the constituency of Eatanswill were the grand fellows they had always taken them for, or base and servile tools, undeserving alike of the name of Englishmen and the blessings of freedom.
Or why the audience (provided they travel, like electors, without any expense) may not be wafted fifty miles as well as five?
Naseby on the subject, but if he had been appealed to by the whole body of electors, his letter would be none the less ungenerous and unjust to Mr.
It would have been highly inconvenient to him to part with Ladislaw at that time, when a dissolution might happen any day, and electors were to be convinced of the course by which the interests of the country would be best served.
He was annoyed at his son's being there, at the bedside, when he ought to have been addressing the electors.
Because, in the first place, if the principle of election is to be the basis of a system, absolute equality among the electors is a first requirement; they ought to be 'equal quantities,' things which modern politics will never bring about.
Imperial Electors, so these cabin meals were somehow solemn meals, eaten in awful silence; and yet at table old Ahab forbade not conversation; only he himself was dumb.