electorate

[ ih-lek-ter-it ]SEE DEFINITION OF electorate

Synonyms for electorate

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The people who believe in the fairies form the bulk of the Irish electorate.

The great mass of the Irish electorate know nothing of all this.

Are not these the very qualities most needed in our electorate?

He probably had some vague idea of consulting the wishes of the electorate.

He did not say "Ladies and gentlemen," or "Electorate of Birmingham," or anything of the kind.

Under him the Markgravate of Brandenburg was raised to be an electorate of the empire.

The Electorate of Brandenburg adopted the alliance, that of Saxony rejected it.

Nothing could be more desolate than the condition of the electorate.

Never in the history of American "uplift" had an electorate been in this manner wooed!

Mnster belonged then, as is known, to the Electorate of Cologne.

WORD ORIGIN

1670s, in reference to Germany, from elector + -ate (1). Meaning "whole body of voters" is from 1879.

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body politic

nounpeople as political whole
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