elector


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elector

1. someone who is eligible to vote in the election of a government
2. a member of the US electoral college
3. (in the Holy Roman Empire) any of the German princes entitled to take part in the election of a new emperor
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In remorse the Sovereign Elector deprived himself of political influence by learning to read.
The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States, and the electors in each State shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the State legislature.
The Electors shall meet in their respective States, and vote by Ballot for two Persons, of whom one at least shall not lie an Inhabitant of the same State with themselves.
Everything goes by fours in that shop," cried a third; "the four nations, the four faculties, the four feasts, the four procurators, the four electors, the four booksellers.
Down with the rector, the electors, and the procurators
The German elector was proclaimed king from the balcony of the town- house in Boston, by the title of George I.
In certain cases, the electors form a council to him.
The night afore the last day o' the last election here, the opposite party bribed the barmaid at the Town Arms, to hocus the brandy-and-water of fourteen unpolled electors as was a-stoppin' in the house.
There were electors on horseback and electors afoot.
There would be no truce in a desperate strife arising out of an inherent or acquired difference of opinion among the electors.
These are life-size statues of old-time emperors, electors, and similar grandees, clad in mail and bearing ponderous swords.
By enlarging too much the number of electors, you render the representatives too little acquainted with all their local circumstances and lesser interests; as by reducing it too much, you render him unduly attached to these, and too little fit to comprehend and pursue great and national objects.