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Definition of electoral college noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


    electoral college

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  1. 1the Electoral College a group of people who come together to elect the president and vice president of the United States, based on the votes of people in each state Each of the fifty states casts electoral college votes equal to the number of its representatives and senators in Congress.
  2. 2(in some other countries) a group of people who are chosen to represent the members of a political party, etc. in the election of a leader
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