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electoral

[ih-lek-ter-uh l] /ɪˈlɛk tər əl/
adjective
1.
pertaining to electors or election.
2.
consisting of electors.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; elector + -al1
Related forms
electorally, adverb
pseudoelectoral, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for electoral

electoral

/ɪˈlɛktərəl/
adjective
1.
relating to or consisting of electors
Derived Forms
electorally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for electoral
adj.

1670s, in reference to Germany, from elector + -al (1). In general sense from 1790. Related: Electorally.

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