electorate[ē lek′tər it, i-]
electorate definition by Webster's New World
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- all those qualified to vote in an election
- the rank or territory of an elector in the Holy Roman Empire
Origin: Midieval Latin electoratus
electorate definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A body of qualified voters.
- The dignity or territory of an elector of the Holy Roman Empire.