Definition of Elector

1. Noun. A citizen who has a legal right to vote.

Exact synonyms: Voter
Group relationships: Electorate
Specialized synonyms: Constituent, Crossover, Crossover Voter, Floater, Floating Voter, Swing Voter
Generic synonyms: Citizen
Derivative terms: Elect, Electoral, Vote, Vote, Vote

2. Noun. Any of the German princes who were entitled to vote in the election of new emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
Generic synonyms: Prince
Specialized synonyms: Frederick William, Great Elector

Definition of Elector

1. n. One who elects, or has the right of choice; a person who is entitled to take part in an election, or to give his vote in favor of a candidate for office.

2. a. Pertaining to an election or to electors.

Definition of Elector

1. Noun. A (German) prince (prince-elector or simply elector) entitled to elect the emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. ¹

2. Noun. A person eligible to vote in an election. ¹

3. Noun. An official serving in an electoral college or similar assembly. ¹

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Definition of Elector

1. one that elects [n -S] - See also: elects

Lexicographical Neighbors of Elector

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Eleanor Gwynn
Eleanor Gwynne
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Eleanor of Aquitaine
Election Day
Elector (current term)
Electoral Palatinate
Electron Channeling Pattern
Electrophorus electric
Eleocharis acicularis
Eleocharis dulcis

Literary usage of Elector

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"In the same year the elector issued his own confession of faith, ... The elector again acknowledges the chief symbols and the emended Augsburg Confession as ..."

2. Harper's New Monthly Magazine by Henry Mills Alden (1884)
"And when it became finally necessary to choose sides, the Elector oscillated ... While the great Swede was securing his rear by forcing the Elector to an ..."

3. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1907)
"One of the elector's sons was overtaken by some troopers of the enemy; ... To him, as he was a German, the elector gave himself up a prisoner, ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"Augustus was on a visit to Denmark when by Maurice's death in July 1553 he became elector of Saxony. The first care of the new elector was to come to terms ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"His brother and successor Elector Augustus took the Dioceses of Merse- burg, ... The emperor demanded the election of a new bishop, but the Elector Augustus ..."

6. History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth by James Anthony Froude (1862)
"7. arrived in due time at the elector's court, was admitted to audience and ... Being but a prince elector, he said, he might not aspire to so high an ..."

7. The Works of Tennyson by Alfred Tennyson Tennyson, Hallam Tennyson Tennyson (1908)
"The Great Elector's son, the Elector Frederick III (afterwards, as the first King in Prussia, known as Frederick I) was of an altogether different mould ..."

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