Elector



[ih-lek-ter] /ɪˈlɛk tər/

noun
1.
a person who or may , especially a qualified voter.
2.
a member of the of the U.S.
3.
(usually initial capital letter) one of the German princes entitled to the emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
/ɪˈlɛktə/
noun
1.
someone who is eligible to vote in the election of a government
2.
(often capital) a member of the US electoral college
3.
(often capital) (in the Holy Roman Empire) any of the German princes entitled to take part in the election of a new emperor
n.

mid-15c., from Latin elector “chooser, selecter,” agent noun from past participle stem of eligere (see election).

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