Meaning of electorate

e•lec•tor•ate

Pronunciation: (i-lek'tur-it), [key]
— n.
  1. the body of persons entitled to vote in an election.
  2. the dignity or territory of an Elector of the Holy Roman Empire.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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