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Definition of "constituency" []

  • The body of voters or the residents of a district represented by an elected legislator or official. (noun)
  • The district so represented. (noun)
  • A group of supporters or patrons. (noun)
  • A group served by an organization or institution; a clientele: The magazine changed its format to appeal to a broader constituency. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "constituency" in a sentence
  • "The real vote he will have to explain to his constituency is the vote of confidence for the Kenyan/Indonesian in the WH. rob, austin tx"
  • "I'm glad he clearly understands who his constituency is here."
  • "How sad that politicians can only think about themselves as if being the representative of a constituency is their paycheck versus the job they signed on to ... where, btw, the state voted 61% to select Obama as the Democratic nominee."