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Definition of "elector" []

  • A qualified voter in an election. (noun)
  • A member of the Electoral College of the United States. (noun)
  • One of the German princes of the Holy Roman Empire entitled to elect the emperor. (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 "elector" in a sentence
  • "It is a well-established and incontrovertible principle of law that any elector is eligible to the office for which said elector votes, unless there be a _specific enactment discriminating against the elector_."
  • "Nebraska and Maine split their electoral votes by congressional district, using “a tiered system where a single elector is chosen within each Congressional district and two electors are chosen by statewide popular vote.”"
  • "There was a sense of sophistication, if you will, in the way in which the various knobs on this election machine were being adjusted by the electorate, but to predicate that the American elector is a 99.44% political animal would simply be to ignore the facts."