electorate

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

English[edit]

Wikipedia-logo.png
 electorate on Wikipedia

Etymology[edit]

From elector +‎ -ate.

Noun[edit]

electorate (plural electorates)

  1. (historical) The dominion of an Elector in the Holy Roman Empire.
    • 2016, Peter H. Wilson, The Holy Roman Empire, Penguin 2017, p. 187:
      Brandenburg, emerging around what would become Berlin, acquired distinct status as an electorate in the mid-fourteenth century.
  2. The collective people of a country, state, or electoral district who are entitled to vote.
    The votes have been counted and the electorate has spoken.
  3. The geographic area encompassing an electoral district.
    The electorate of Finchley borders on the electorate of Much-Binding-in-the-Marsh, splitting the new housing estate of Royal Cupolas.

Synonyms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Translations[edit]