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con·stit·u·en·cy

 (kən-stĭch′o͞o-ən-sē)
n. pl. con·stit·u·en·cies
1.
a. The body of voters or the residents of a district represented by an elected legislator or official.
b. The district so represented.
2.
a. A group of supporters or patrons.
b. A group served by an organization or institution; a clientele: The magazine changed its format to appeal to a broader constituency.

constituency

(kənˈstɪtjʊənsɪ)
n, pl -cies
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the whole body of voters who elect one representative to a legislature or all the residents represented by one deputy
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. a district that sends one representative to a legislature
b. (as modifier): constituency organization.

con•stit•u•en•cy

(kənˈstɪtʃ u ən si)

n., pl. -cies.
1. a body of constituents; the voters or residents in a district represented by an elective officer.
2. the district itself.
3. clientele.
[1825–35]

Constituency

 the body of voters represented by a legislator or elected official; the constituents, 1831.

constituency

The group of voters that an elected legislator represents, or the district where they live.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.constituency - the body of voters who elect a representative for their area
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"
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"
Translations
volební obvodvoliči z jednoho volebního obvoduvoličstvo
valgkreds
vaalipiiri
מחוז בחירה
izborni okrug
választókerület
kjósendur; kjörkæmi
選挙区
선거구
valkrets
เขตเลือกตั้ง
seçim bölgesiseçmen bölgesi
khu vực bầu cử

constituency

[kənˈstɪtjʊənsɪ]
A. N (= district) → distrito m electoral, circunscripción f electoral; (= people) → electorado m
B. CPD constituency party Npartido m local

constituency

[kənˈstɪtʃuənsi] n
(= interest group) → groupe m de pressionconstituency party nsection f locale (d'un parti)

constituency

n (Pol) → Wahlkreis m

constituency

[kənˈstɪtjʊənsɪ] n (district) → collegio elettorale; (people) → elettori mpl (del collegio)

constituent

(kənˈstitjuənt) noun
1. a necessary part. Hydrogen is a constituent of water.
2. a voter from a particular member of parliament's constituency. He deals with all his constituents' problems.
adjective
He broke it down into its constituent parts.
conˈstituencyplural conˈstituencies noun
the group of voters, or the area in which they live, represented by a member of parliament.

constituency

دَائِرَة اِنْتِخَابِيَّة volební obvod valgkreds Wahlbezirk εκλογική περιφέρεια circunscripción electoral vaalipiiri circonscription izborni okrug circoscrizione elettorale 選挙区 선거구 kiesdistrict valgkrets okręg wyborczy eleitorado электорат valkrets เขตเลือกตั้ง seçmen bölgesi khu vực bầu cử 选区
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