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elector

[ih-lek-ter] /ɪˈlɛk tər/
noun
1.
a person who elects or may elect, especially a qualified voter.
2.
a member of the electoral college of the U.S.
3.
(usually initial capital letter) one of the German princes entitled to elect the emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English electo(u)r < Late Latin ēlēctor chooser, equivalent to eleg-, variant stem of ēligere (see elect) + -tor -tor
Related forms
nonelector, noun
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Examples from the web for electors
  • At the time, each state chose electors who cast two votes for president.
  • As a result governments are forced into austerity programmes, against the wishes of their electors.
  • It is time to blame the electors for not doing their job not the elected.
  • The electors may decide, by ballot, the amount of money to be raised for those purposes.
  • The names of presidential electors shall not appear on the ballots.
  • Each election administrator shall keep an official register of electors in the statewide voter registration database.
  • Rights and duties of electors as compared to nonelectors.
British Dictionary definitions for electors

elector

/ɪˈlɛktə/
noun
1.
someone who is eligible to vote in the election of a government
2.
(often capital) a member of the US electoral college
3.
(often capital) (in the Holy Roman Empire) any of the German princes entitled to take part in the election of a new emperor
Derived Forms
electorship, noun
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Word Origin and History for electors

elector

n.

mid-15c., from Latin elector "chooser, selecter," agent noun from past participle stem of eligere (see election).

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