E*lect"or*ate (?), n. [Cf. F. 'electorat.]

1.

The territory, jurisdiction, or dignity of an elector, as in the old German empire.

2.

The whole body of persons in a nation or state who are entitled to vote in an election, or any distinct class or division of them.

The middle-class electorate of Great Britain. M. Arnold.

 

© Webster 1913.

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