electability

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Noun[edit]

electability (plural electabilities)

  1. The capability of a candidate to be elected.
    • 2009 January 18, David M. Halbfinger And Jeremy W. Peters, “Would-Be Senators Describe Job Interview With the Governor”:
      That applicant, the aide said, focused on electability and appeal to voters in all 62 counties of New York, and spoke not only of retaining the seat, but of delivering votes for Mr. Paterson. “We figured that the major frame that he’s looking through in this is his own re-election in 2010,” the aide said.

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