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elector


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Elector  \E*lect"or\,  n.  [L.,  fr  eligere:  cf  F.  ['e]lecteur.] 
  1.  One  who  elects,  or  has  the  right  of  choice;  a  person  who 
  is  entitled  to  take  part  in  an  election,  or  to  give  his 
  vote  in  favor  of  a  candidate  for  office. 
 
  2.  Hence  specifically,  in  any  country,  a  person  legally 
  qualified  to  vote. 
 
  3.  In  the  old  German  empire,  one  of  the  princes  entitled  to 
  choose  the  emperor. 
 
  4.  One  of  the  persons  chosen,  by  vote  of  the  people  in  the 
  United  States,  to  elect  the  President  and  Vice  President. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Elector  \E*lect"or\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  ['e]lectoral.] 
  Pertaining  to  an  election  or  to  electors. 
 
  In  favor  of  the  electoral  and  other  princes.  --Burke. 
 
  {Electoral  college},  the  body  of  princes  formerly  entitled  to 
  elect  the  Emperor  of  Germany;  also  a  name  sometimes 
  given  in  the  United  States,  to  the  body  of  electors 
  chosen  by  the  people  to  elect  the  President  and  Vice 
  President. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  elector 
  n  :  a  citizen  who  has  a  legal  right  to  vote  [syn:  {voter}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  ELECTOR,  n.  One  who  enjoys  the  sacred  privilege  of  voting  for  the  man 
  of  another  man's  choice. 
 
 




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