constituency


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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
References in classic literature ?
What are your prospects with the constituency? Tell me exactly how you stand, and where I can be of use to you."
His idea was to practise at the Bar (he chose the Chancery side as less brutal), and get a seat for some pleasant constituency as soon as the various promises made him were carried out; meanwhile he went a great deal to the opera, and made acquaintance with a small number of charming people who admired the things that he admired.
Will became an ardent public man, working well in those times when reforms were begun with a young hopefulness of immediate good which has been much checked in our days, and getting at last returned to Parliament by a constituency who paid his expenses.
Where could he get money to build a mansion and surround it with sufficient domain to throw dust in the eyes of a constituency? Though he dined out every day, and was lodged for the last nine years at the cost of the State, and driven about in the minister's equipage, des Lupeaulx possessed absolutely nothing, at the time when our tale opens, but thirty thousand francs of debt--undisputed property.
He also purchased shares in other concerns conducted on the same principle; pocketed dividends made in countries which he had never visited by men whom he had never seen; bought a seat in Parliament from a poor and corrupt constituency, and helped to preserve the laws by which he had thriven.
The constituency at home hearkens to their words, watches the color of their cheek, and therein, as in a glass, dresses its own.
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.
In the case of Abuakwa North Constituency, there was a mini conference where the Electoral Commission declare the party's sole candidate duly elected unopposed.
Prospective Parliamentary candidates for Mmathethe/ Molapowabojang constituency have promised to change the economic landscape of their constituency for the benefit of the communities, should they win the parliamentary seat.
Reading the motion on behalf of six others, Honorable Kazeem Isiaka of Oyo East/Oyo West constituency, argued that the population increase was enough justification for the call for an upward review in the number of state constituencies.
The new Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) constituency and district organizers received their letters of appointment from President Maithripala Sirisena at the President Office today.
The winners included two women, namely Sheikha Yousef al Jafairi from the 8th constituency and Fatima Ahmed al Kuwari from the 9th constituency.