What does Constituency mean?

Definitions for Constituency
kənˈstɪtʃ u ən sicon·stituen·cy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. constituencynoun

    the body of voters who elect a representative for their area

Wiktionary

  1. constituencynoun

    A district represented by one or more elected officials.

    John was elected to parliament from the Bedford constituency.

  2. constituencynoun

    The voters within such a district.

  3. constituencynoun

    An interest group or fan base.

Wikipedia

  1. constituency

    An electoral district, also known as an election district, legislative district, voting district, constituency, riding, ward, division, or (election) precinct is a subdivision of a larger state (a country, administrative region, or other polity) created to provide its population with representation in the larger state's legislative body. That body, or the state's constitution or a body established for that purpose, determines each district's boundaries and whether each will be represented by a single member or multiple members. Generally, only voters (constituents) who reside within the district are permitted to vote in an election held there. District representatives may be elected by a first-past-the-post system, a proportional representative system, or another voting method. They may be selected by a direct election under universal suffrage, an indirect election, or another form of suffrage.

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  1. constituency

    A constituency is a group of people or voters in a specific area who elect a representative to a legislative body, such as a parliament, senate or congress. Alternatively, it can also refer to a body of supporters or customers that a person, organization or business depends on for support, approval, or trade.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Constituencynoun

    a body of constituents, as the body of citizens or voters in a representative district

Editors Contribution

  1. constituency

    An area defined in a form of unity government legislation which represents a specific form of unity government electoral area on a map.

    Political constituencies are vital in a democratic society and system.


    Submitted by MaryC on January 24, 2020  

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Constituency' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4777

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Constituency' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4730

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Constituency' in Nouns Frequency: #1493

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Constituency in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Constituency in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Constituency in a Sentence

  1. Tom McCarthy:

    There are still cases in the Church, right ? The new Pope( Francis) just appointed a tribunal with Cardinal( Sean Patrick) O’Malley out of Boston to oversee these cases but then SNAP( a victims' group) and all these different organizations are saying it’s not enough, you’ve appointed an in-house tribunal, we are not going to get justice from that, i still believe in the Catholic Church, I believe in the good they can do but they are an institution that has to sort of take responsibility for the crimes they’ve committed against their parishioners and their constituency and own it - and they are not yet.

  2. Hillary Clinton:

    With political people … there was a lot of complaining about Dodd-Frank, but there was also a need to do something for political reasons, if you were an elected member of Congress and people in your constituency were losing jobs and shutting businesses and everybody in the press is saying it's all the fault of Wall Street, you can't sit idly by and do nothing.

  3. James Carville:

    The Democratic constituency is just like a herd of cows. All you have to do is lay out enough silage and they come running. That’s why I became an operative working with Democrats. With Democrats all you have to do is make a lot of noise, lay out the hay, and be ready to use the ole cattle prod in case a few want to bolt the herd.

  4. Jeremy Corbyn:

    As you know my wife is Mexican and my constituency is very, very multi-cultural so what I was going to do was go down to the mosque with him and let him talk to people there.

  5. Anna Katharina Kassautzki:

    Angela Merkel own seat.The has done a lot for the constituency here and I think Angela Merkel own seat.The was also often a strong chancellor and a role model for us -- especially for young girls.

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