electoral college

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Electoral College

n.
A body of electors chosen to elect the president and vice president of the United States.

electoral college

n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (often capitals) US a body of electors chosen by the voters who formally elect the president and vice president
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) any body of electors with similar functions

elec′toral col′lege


n.
(often caps.)
a body of electors chosen by the voters in each state to elect the president and vice-president of the U.S.

Electoral College

A group of electors who are chosen to elect the President and Vice President of the United States.
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Noun1.Electoral College - the body of electors who formally elect the United States president and vice presidentelectoral college - the body of electors who formally elect the United States president and vice president
body - a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity; "the whole body filed out of the auditorium"; "the student body"; "administrative body"
Translations

electoral college

nWahlausschuss m; the electoral college, the Electoral College (US, in presidential election) → das Wahlmännergremium

electoral college

ncollegio elettorale
References in classic literature ?
To reckon the importance of Mademoiselle Cormon's salon at its true value, it will suffice to say that the born statistician of the society, du Bousquier, had estimated that the persons who frequented it controlled one hundred and thirty-one votes in the electoral college, and mustered among themselves eighteen hundred thousand francs a year from landed estate in the neighborhood.
Ergo, with it des Lupeaulx goes into the electoral college, becomes eligible, count, and whatever he pleases.
The preliminary list includes members of the Electoral Colleges who nominated themselves as candidates.