American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A body of qualified voters.
- n. The dignity or territory of an elector of the Holy Roman Empire.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The whole body of electors; the aggregate of citizens entitled to vote.
- n. The dignity of an elector in the Roman-German empire.
- n. The territory of an elector in Germany.
- n. The collective people of a country, state, or electoral district who are entitled to vote.
- n. The geographic area encompassing an electoral district.
- n. The dominion of an Elector in the Holy Roman Empire.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The territory, jurisdiction, or dignity of an elector, as in the old German empire.
- n. The whole body of persons in a nation or state who are entitled to vote in an election, or any distinct class or division of them.
- n. the body of enfranchised citizens; those qualified to vote
“But there are signs that the Tory party has been both damaged by the expenses scandal more than they care to admit and that the electorate is as yet not in the least bit persuaded that Cameron and Osborne have got what it takes.”
“The fact that Tuesday's electorate is far more conservative than the last midterm electorate in 2006 is a sign of how mobilized the right was this year, and the Tea Party had something to do with that.”
“The big middle of the electorate is aligned with Republican sentiment on those particular issues.”
“I hope that the electorate is as wise as we were when we denied him the governor's seat ...”
“And they'll do it because: 1. the party of a first-term president usually loses seats in Congress in the midterm elections; 2. the electorate is angry; and 3. the voters who helped put Barack Obama in the White House probably won't show up at the polls in sufficient numbers to blunt the oncoming tsunami.”
“Shaping the electorate is an important part of midterm election strategy, which is why the president's team is so focused on those 2008 first-time or newer voters younger than 30.”
“One thing that pervades the electorate is the feeling that politicians can't be trusted.”
“They often come up with 'common sense' ideas that no government would ever act upon because one thing you can say about the electorate is they don't like paying taxes while simultaneously demanding better services.”
“Another example of Gordon Brown not being too keen on narrowing the space between the elected and the electorate is the issue of the Freedom of Information Bill that passed a vote in the Commons whereby MPs would be exempt from the Freedom of Information Act, denying us knowing what MPs were spending our taxes on in the name of 'expenses'.”
“The support he enjoys among the electorate is a politicians wet dream, and something that Bush will never see.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘electorate’.
how election is used,everything
to do with elections,synonyms
general election, election petition, election of clerk, election-vote, election fever, election expenses, election district, election-monger, election-mad, election-dust, election-committee, election dinner and 151 more...
absolute majority, absolute monarchy, abstentionism, access to informa..., acquisition of arms, action brought be..., action for annulment, action to establi..., ad hoc committee, adjournment, adjournment motion, administration and 965 more...
weak democracy, stand a chance ag..., whistle stop, special interest ..., voting machine, trumpeting support, voting power, to court votes, war chest, short-term observ..., soak-the-rich lef..., term of office and 930 more...
Idea from Will Shortz's NPR puzzle feature. Two words that share a common letter (end of first word and start of second word) and forming a larger word, e.g., mill and lion = mil-l-ion. Variants ...
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Hopefully, I'll be using this site for more than one year. It will be fun then to look back and see what new words I found worthy of notice in any given year.
All words spotted in 2008...
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I had a summer assignment for AP Government and there were A LOT of words I had to look up.... I wasn't even aware some of these words existed...
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