Definition of elector noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪˈlektə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈlektər//
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a person who has the right to vote in an election If your name is not on the register of electors, you will not be able to vote. Not all the registered electors actually voted. See related entries: Elections Word Originlate Middle English: via French électeur from Latin elector, from the verb eligere ‘pick out’, from e- (variant of ex-) ‘out’ + legere ‘to pick’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: elector