Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plural form of elector.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • His admission to the National Convention resulted from an electoral mix-up, when electors from the Oise nominated "Bourdon, substitute procureur at Paris and one of the conquerors of the Bastille."

    Names

  • Though popular among Italian, Spanish and Latin American electors, Ratzinger is much less so among English - and German-speaking cardinals.

    The Frontrunner?

  • It was necessary, to remove the apprehensions of France respecting the future: he called the electors to the Champ de Mai.

    Memoirs of the Private Life, Return, and Reign of Napoleon in 1815, Vol. I

  • The maneuver, which the Democrats never attempted, might have kept the state from sending its list of official "electors" -- the Electoral College members who actually cast the votes that count -- to Congress and the National Archives.

    Archive 2005-07-01

  • Its emperor traveled from city to city and was voted into office by a consensus of participating dukes, bishops, and other nobility, known as electors.

    HITLER’S HOLY RELICS

  • The people had to have the opportunity to vote before the Electoral College met, and the original date of the meeting of the electors was the first Wednesday in December, so everything was backtimed to that date.

    Kate Kelly: Why Tuesday?

  • He had done his homework and knew he had the numbers to be elected president in the indirect election in which the electors are the members of parliament and the four provincial assemblies.

    ‘Victory for Democracy’

  • In each state the electors are the members of the local legislature, its congressional representation and the governor.

    In praise of parliamentary systems: if Mexico had a prime minister

  • Now, what we saw, there was a gathering of 115 electors, cardinal electors, that is, from 52 different countries.

    CNN Transcript Apr 18, 2005

  • Better, far better, to make large loose assertion, abuse the other side, and call the electors the sanest and soundest body of people in the world.

    Over the River

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.