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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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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 none lector

elector

n.

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

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