What does electorate mean?

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ɪˈlɛk tər ɪtelec·torate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. electoratenoun

    the body of enfranchised citizens; those qualified to vote


  1. electoratenoun

    The collective people of a country, state, or electoral district who are entitled to vote.

    The votes have been counted and the electorate has spoken.

  2. electoratenoun

    The geographic area encompassing an electoral district.

    The electorate of Finchley borders on the electorate of Much-Binding-in-the-Marsh, splitting the new housing estate of Royal Cupolas.

  3. electoratenoun

    The dominion of an Elector in the Holy Roman Empire.

    Fredrick the Great, Elector of Brandenburg and King of Prussia, commanded the most powerful electorate in the Empire.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Electoratenoun

    the territory, jurisdiction, or dignity of an elector, as in the old German empire

    Etymology: [Cf. F. lectorat.]

  2. Electoratenoun

    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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. lectorat.]

Editors Contribution

  1. electorate

    A group of people with the legislative ability, power or authority to vote.

    The electorate choose a unity government and gratefully create and empower that change and formation.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 23, 2020  

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'electorate' in Nouns Frequency: #2806

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of electorate in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of electorate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of electorate in a Sentence

  1. Kelly Dittmar:

    This is strategically smart in that a campaign trying to appeal to a diverse electorate should be in tune with the perspectives, concerns, and experiences of that electorate, smart campaigns work to draw a contrast with their opponent. Kamala Harris can note the lack of diversity among those in the Trump camp as problematic and contrary to Kamala Harris and the country's values.

  2. Jeff Sessions:

    This is exactly the plan America needs, polling shows this plan will appeal broadly to all segments of the electorate; prioritizing the just demands of loyal, everyday Americans who have been shunned by a governing elite.

  3. Meg Schwenzfeier:

    We had a massive turnout in 2020, all these marginal voters who had not voted before, so the degree to which they stay in the electorate is the big question for me.

  4. Bill Maher:

    But that will probably never happen because Democrats don't go anywhere these days where they're not being adored, and that's my last bit of advice to them. Go where the ‘ amen corner ’ isn't. Do Fox News. Be brave. Come here. Go everywhere. Winning is about expanding the electorate.

  5. Scott Huffmon:

    Trump leads across multiple categories of voters from a high of 35% among those who wish to create a database of Muslims in the U.S. to a low of 22% among evangelical Christians, who will make up nearly 60% of the S.C. GOP presidential primary electorate.

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