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electoral (adj.)

1670s, "pertaining to electors," in reference to Germany, from elector + -al (1). In general sense from 1790. Related: Electorally. The U.S. electoral college so called from 1808 (the term was used earlier in reference to Germany).

updated on August 08, 2014

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Definitions of electoral from WordNet

electoral (adj.)
of or relating to elections;
electoral process
electoral (adj.)
relating to or composed of electors;
electoral college
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