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electorate


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Electorate  \E*lect"or*ate\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  ['e]lectorat.] 
  1.  The  territory,  jurisdiction,  or  dignity  of  an  elector,  as 
  in  the  old  German  empire. 
 
  2.  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 
 
  The  middle-class  electorate  of  Great  Britain.  --M. 
  Arnold. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  electorate 
  n  :  the  body  of  enfranchised  citizens;  those  qualified  to  vote 




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