Electoral college

Electoral college
Elector E*lect"or, a. [Cf. F. ['e]lectoral.] Pertaining to an election or to electors. [1913 Webster]

In favor of the electoral and other princes. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

{Electoral college}, the body of princes formerly entitled to elect the Emperor of Germany; also, a name sometimes given, in the United States, to the body of electors chosen by the people to elect the President and Vice President. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • electoral college — ► NOUN 1) a body of electors chosen or appointed by a larger group. 2) (in the US) a body of people representing the states of the US, who formally cast votes for the election of the President and Vice President …   English terms dictionary

  • electoral college — ☆ electoral college n. [E C ] an assembly elected by the voters to perform the formal duty of electing the president and the vice president of the United States: the electors of each state, equal in number to its members in Congress, are expected …   English World dictionary

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  • electoral college — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms electoral college : singular electoral college plural electoral colleges a small group of people who have the responsibility of electing someone to an important position • the Electoral College …   English dictionary

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  • electoral college — N SING: the N The electoral college is the system that is used in the United States in presidential elections. The electors in the electoral college act as representatives for each state, and they elect the president and vice president. [AM] …   English dictionary

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